Case Commentary: Catan and Others v. Moldova and Russia: Geopolitics and the Right to Education. And Why “No Person” is, in Fact, a Child

Available in Russian

Author: Bill Bowring

Keywords: geopolitics; human rights; Moldova; right to education; Russia; schools


The case commentary analyses and subjects to criticism the judgment on 19 October 2012 of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Catan and Others v Moldova and Russia. The author analyzes the judgment that there had been no violation of Article 2 of Protocol 1 (P1-2, the right to education) of the European Convention on Human Rights by Moldova, but that there had been a violation by Russia.