Case No. 13255/07

Judgment date: 03/07/09

On 26 March 2007, the Georgian authorities lodged an application with the ECtHR against the Russian Federation under Art. 33 (Inter-State cases) ECHR. The Georgian Government alleged specific and continuing breaches of the ECHR following the alleged harassment of the Georgian immigrant population in Russia after the arrest in Tbilisi on 27 September 2006, of four Russian service personnel on suspicion of espionage against Georgia. The application was lodged under the following provisions: Art. 3 (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment), Art. 5 (right to liberty), Art. 8 (right to respect for private and family life), Art. 13 (right to an effective remedy), Art. 14 (prohibition of discrimination), Art. 18 (limitation on the use of restrictions on rights); Arts. 1 (protection of property) and 2 (right to education) of Protocol 1; Art. 4 (prohibition of collective expulsion of aliens) of Protocol 4; and Art. 1 (procedural safeguards relating to expulsion of aliens) of Protocol 7. On 3 July 2009, the ECtHR declared the application admissible.

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