Romanov v Ukraine, UN Human Rights Committee (1998) (excerpts)

Romanov v Ukraine, UN Human Rights Committee Communication 842/1998 (excerpts)

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6.4 In respect of the author's claims under article 14, paragraphs (1) and (2), the Committee considers that the subject matter of the allegations relates in substance to the evaluation of facts and evidence in the course of proceedings in the Ukrainian courts. The Committee recalls its jurisprudence and reiterates that it is generally not for itself, but for the courts of States parties, to review or to evaluate facts and evidence, unless it can be ascertained that the conduct of the trial or the evaluation of facts and evidence was manifestly arbitrary or amounted to a denial of justice (2). The material before the Committee does not indicate that the conduct of the judicial proceedings in the author's case suffered from such deficiencies. Accordingly, the Committee considers the author's claims under article 14, paragraphs (1) and (2) to be inadmissible under article 3 of the Optional Protocol.