EHRAC urges UN Special Rapporteur to act over disbarred Azerbaijani lawyers in joint-submission with three NGOs
31.10.19: EHRAC, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) filed a joint-submission on 23 October 2019 informing the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers of the continuing attacks on the independent work of lawyers in Azerbaijan. EHRAC, together with the NGOs, urged Mr. Diego García-Sayán to scrutinise the situation in the country, including by requesting a visit to Azerbaijan, to urgently address the issues with the Azerbaijani authorities.
Georgian transgender man denied legal gender recognition lodges application at European Court of Human Rights
29.10.19: Nikolo Ghviniashvili understood that he was male from a very young age. Since his twenties, Nikolo – who was registered as female at birth – has lived permanently as a man. He has undergone hormone treatment, bringing his physical appearance into conformity with his male identity. Nikolo's family all accept that he is a man. But the Georgian authorities refuse to do so.
Family of Georgian man murdered by Abkhazia border guard reiterate Russia’s responsibility for his death
10.10.19: The family of a Georgian man who was murdered at a checkpoint by an Abkhaz ‘border guard’ have maintained Russia’s responsibility for his killing in their reply to observations made by the Russian Government submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on 30 July 2019.