Putin has appointed a new representative of Russia to the ECHR

Michael Halperin

President Vladimir Putin has appointed the Deputy head of the Ministry of justice Mikhail Galperin authorized Russia at the European court of human rights (ECHR). The corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information on Friday, may 19.

The same decree the head of state was released Halperin from the post of Deputy Minister. The document comes into force from the date of signing.

At the end of March, Putin dismissed from the post of the Plenipotentiary of Russia at the ECHR, Deputy justice Minister Georgy Matyushkin, who worked at the Strasbourg court since 2008. The reasons for the resignation were not specified.

33-year-old Michael Halperin has been appointed Deputy head of the Ministry of justice in September 2015. Before that he headed the Agency, the Department of economic legislation.

Russia in February 1996 became the 39th member state of the Council of Europe. At the same time signed the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, recognizing the jurisdiction of the ECHR.