MOSCOW, October 22 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Justice Ministry under the chairmanship of its head Konstantin Chuichenko has excluded 7 out of 34 judicial candidates for the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) during the first meeting of the candidacy selection commission.

The candidates had been struck off because of non-compliance with qualifying requirements (competence in languages, age), RAPSI was told in the Ministry on Thursday.

The commission also determined an order of performance of English and French languages tests for the competitioners. The test results will be taken into account during personal interviews with the candidates in order to match their compliance with the recommendations of the European Convention on Human Rights, PACE and Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, according to the statement.