11 Feb 2020
EHRAC is shocked and saddened to receive the horrific news of the brutal assault on Marina Dubrovina and Elena Milashina in Grozny last week.
EHRAC urges Committee of Ministers to call for end to fresh travel ban imposed on Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev10 Feb 2020
On 23 January 2020, EHRAC petitioned the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers to call for the lifting of a fresh travel ban imposed on the prominent Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. This is the second travel ban against Mr Aliyev, as a first ban, which was originally imposed after his conditional release from custody in March 2016, remains in force.
10 Feb 2020
On 4 February 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Russia responsible for the abductions and presumed deaths of five men from Ingushetia, Dagestan and other regions of the North Caucasus. One of the men was Omar Valibagandov, a 37-year-old husband, father and brother who lived and worked in Dagestan.
EHRAC and partners urge European Court to examine discrimination inherent in Russia’s handling of sexual violence complaints6 Feb 2020
On 29 January 2020, EHRAC, together with the Equal Rights Trust and Equality Now, submitted a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in a case in which the applicant was repeatedly and brutally raped by her ex-husband, urging the Court to examine the State's handling of rape complaints and their investigation under the right to non-discrimination (Article 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights) and to adhere to consent-based definitions of rape.
4 Feb 2020
On 4 February 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Russia responsible for the torture of seven men in police custody, and the inhuman and degrading treatment of three other detainees.
30 Jan 2020
On 10 October 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that a Georgian politician was denied a fair trial when in 2006 the Government leaked an allegedly manipulated version of an intercepted telephone conversation between him and a leader of an armed group to the Rustavi 2 TV station.
Russia responsible for the disappearances and presumed deaths of twenty people, European Court rules23 Jan 2020
On 21 January 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found Russia responsible for the disappearances and deaths of nineteen men and one woman from Chechyna, Ingushetia and Dagestan.
Azerbaijan fails to execute European Court judgment as human rights defender is prevented from standing in 2020 parliamentary elections23 Jan 2020
On 7 January 2020, EHRAC filed a submission to the Committee of Ministers (CoM) of the Council of Europe in a case concerning the prominent human rights defender Rasul Jafarov, after the Azerbaijani authorities` refused to register him as an electoral candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections on 9 February 2020.
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.