Kononov case and the Baltic States

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The present article is a subjective commentary on the case Kononov v. Latvia dealt by the European Court of Human Rights, in particular drawing attention to the Courts intention not to regard context of the case as important for the substantial issues. Author considers this approach in a bigger picture of clash of historical and legal paradigms of the heritage of the Second World War in different countries (namely, Western Europe, Russia, the Baltic States). Author also discusses what impact Kononov case might have on Soviet crimes prosecution in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-870
JournalJurisprudencija: mokslo darbai
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • War crimes
  • International criminal law
  • Baltic States

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