Constitutional court turns down appeal of death convict's mother

2012 2012-02-10T17:36:20+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The answer from the Constitutional Court says only specially authorized bodies can appeal to the court.

Bear in mind that the mother of sentenced to death Uladzislau Kavaliou asked to declare a provision of the Criminal Procedure Code unconstitutional. The Code does not provide for suspending execution after filing and registering an appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee.

Lawyer Raman Kisliak does not agree with the answer from the Constitutional Court. According to him, Mrs. Kavaliova appealed to court asking to give not a judgment, but a decision. Delivering court decisions meets the existing practice. On the base of appeals from individuals, the Constitutional Court takes a decision, where it estimates if certain spheres comply with the Constitution and international legislative acts.