EHRAC intervenes in Navalnyy case at European Court—“Politically-motivated proceedings should apply to the totality of the criminal justice process”21 Jan 2020
EHRAC has intervened in a high-profile case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), brought by the prominent Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalnyy, arguing that political interference in criminal trials should be designated by the Court through the application of the rarely-invoked Article 18 provision of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in conjunction with the right to a fair trial.
Young Russian conscript who died in alleged suicide after savage beating by fellow servicemen was subjected to degrading treatment and the investigation into his death was botched, European Court rules15 Jan 2020
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 14 January 2020 that a Russian soldier who committed suicide just hours after being subjected to a savage beating by two colleagues, was subjected to inhuman and degrading ill-treatment, and that the investigation into the circumstances of his death by the Russian authorities was inadequate and ineffective.
14 Jan 2020
EHRAC, together with the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, has submitted a third-party intervention at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in two cases arising from the renewal of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in April 2016 over the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
9 Jan 2020
On 19-20 November 2019, EHRAC convened an expert roundtable on litigating sexual violence against women, bringing together ten lawyers and activists experienced in tackling the issue in our target region.
19 Dec 2019
ARTICLE 19 and SOVA Center's new report examines Russia’s problematic implementation of ‘extremism’ related legislation for its failure to comply with international freedom of expression standards.
16 Dec 2019
HRC Memorial lawyer Marina Agaltsova explains how Russia's new law on "Foreign Agents", which now also applies to individuals, leaves endless room for interpretation.
5 Dec 2019
EHRAC Legal Director Jessica Gavron raises important questions about the European Court’s controversial ‘friendly settlement’ process. Does it ensure respect for human rights in practice?
25 Nov 2019
Professor Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, interrogates the structures and ideologies that underpin 'honour-based violence' as a form of gender-based violence.
EHRAC urges UN Special Rapporteur to act over disbarred Azerbaijani lawyers in joint-submission with three NGOs31 Oct 2019
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 Rights29 Oct 2019
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.