The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law: Legislation and Application in 1996-2006 (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 45)
The author, Anton Burkov, has experience of Russian, North American and English Law. He is in a unique position to be able to explain why the convention has had such a meagre effect in Russia and makes well thought out suggestions for putting things right. His book offers a rare insight into how the Russian legal system is structured and works. Whether the fundamental thrust of the Russian political system will allow meaningful reform in the foreseeable future is another question but perhaps that is outside the author's remit though I was left with questions as to what the European Court/Council of Ministers has done to ameliorate the situation.
The work could have benefited from thorough editorial revision because the English is awkward in places betraying the style of the source language. There however is a wealth of references to useful sources both in book form and on the internet.