Lawyer disbarred for disclosing his client's torture allegations in prison seeks justice from the European Court of Human Rights
18.7.19: Yalchin Imanov is the latest of at least two dozen human rights lawyers to have been disbarred, had their licences suspended, been criminally prosecuted or otherwise pressured by the authorities in Azerbaijan.
European Court finds Russia’s refusal to register 3 LGBT organisations unjustified and discriminatory
17.7.19: On 16 July 2019, the European Court of Human Rights found Russia’s refusal to register associations set up to promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to violate the rights to freedom of association and to be discriminatory on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Court’s judgment was informed by a third party intervention submitted jointly by the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), ILGA-Europe and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on 29 July 2016.
4.7.19: Over the last year, EHRAC and our partners at Georgia have litigated five cases of violence against women from Georgia before the ECtHR and the CEDAW Committee. These cases address a broad spectrum of gender based violence, from honour-based crimes in ethnic minority communities to abuse perpetrated by law enforcement officers.