In Sovtransavto Holding v Ukraine, while civil proceedings brought by the applicant Russian company in Ukraine were pending, the President of Ukraine drew the attention of the Supreme Arbitration Tribunal to the need to protect state interests. The Strasbourg Court held that, irrespective of whether it had influenced the outcome of the case, the President’s intervention gave rise to a ‘legitimate doubt’ as to the Tribunal’s independence and impartiality.
Notă MMB: Nu stiu ce rost are ca avem CSM care stabileste ca declaratiile unuia sau altuia pot afecta independenta justitiei. O simpla declaratie a CSM nu poate duce la stergerea incalcarii lui art. 6 CEDO – ba mai mult, o chiar fundamentează!
D. J. Harris, M. O’Boyle, E. P. Bates, C. M. Buckley
(Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, Oxford University Press, august 2018, la p. 453)