13 Apr 2017
Over 400 victims of the 2004 Beslan School Siege and their families found justice today as the European Court of Human Rights ruled that there were serious failings in the Russian authorities’ response, which contributed to the casualties amongst the hostages.
12 Apr 2017
The European Court of Human Rights decided to refer a series of cases to the Russian Government on the ‘Foreign Agents Act’, legislation which places administrative and financial sanctions on NGOs receiving funding from abroad.
11 Apr 2017
From 7 to 10 March 2017, nine lawyers from across Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine joined the EHRAC team for our annual Legal Skills Development Programme (LSDP) in Strasbourg.
30 Mar 2017
The Mejlis (representative body of Crimean Tatars) has submitted an application to the European Court concerning its designation as an ‘extremist’ organisation and subsequent banning by the Russian authorities.
Grand Chamber hears EHRAC case on whether detention of former Georgian Prime Minister was politically motivated28 Mar 2017
EHRAC lawyers represented Ivane Merabishvili in a Grand Chamber hearing, arguing his pre-trial detention was unlawful, unnecessary & politically motivated.
Azerbaijan: Is it time to invoke Infringement Proceedings for failing to implement judgments of the Strasbourg Court?22 Mar 2017
EHRAC Legal Consultant Ramute Remezaite analyses whether infringement proceedings should be invoked in light of Azerbaijan's failure to implement judgments.
16 Mar 2017
EHRAC has been awarded a crowdfunded grant by the Avaaz Foundation to cultivate a highly-skilled cadre of lawyers equipped with the knowledge and skills to challenge systemic human rights breaches in their countries.
European Court to decide whether conviction of Russian journalist for defamation and incitement of hatred violated freedom of expression15 Mar 2017
The European Court requested observations from the Russian Government on a case regarding a political journalist and activist, who was convicted and sentenced to jail on charges of defamation and incitement of hatred for his critical public statements.
2007 abduction of Memorial Chairman and journalists in Ingushetia was committed by Russian State agents14 Mar 2017
The ECtHR found Russia was responsible for the abduction, beating of and threats to four men in Nazran to report on a protest against abuse of authorities.
7 Mar 2017
The European Court ruled that the Russian Government violated the right to respect for family life of the wife and children of a prisoner, who was sent to a penitentiary facility around 8000km away from his home in Chechnya.