Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Sergei Zayets
Following the Russian ’s occupation of the Crimea, the authorities have naturalised Crimeans en masse to entrench themselves in the occupied territory.
Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Laurent Pech
Professor Laurent Pech examines how ‘capturing the courts’ is a key component of backsliding of the rule of law, which could lead to authoritarian rule.
Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Joyce Man
In the Soviet era, wiretapping extended State's watchful gaze into the private lives of many. Despite reform surveillance remains commonplace in the region.
Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Rebecca Shaeffer
Rebecca Shaeffer details plea bargaining systems in Russia, Ukraine and the South Caucasus, and the problems they pose for the guarantee of a fair trial.
Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana
Gema Fernández analyses General Recommendation 35 from the UN CEDAW Committee, and analyses its vision for a world free from gender-based violence.
Article | 27 Jun 2017 | By Nino Jomarjidze
For many years, the lack of transparent, independent and effective investigation of crimes committed by law enforcement agencies has been identified as one of the most serious problems in Georgia.
Article | 27 Jun 2017 | By Jessica Gavron
Jessica Gavron (EHRAC Legal Director) explains why domestic violence should be treated differently from stranger violence.
Article | 27 Jun 2017 | By Paul Johnston
There are many reasons why a murder committed in a ‘domestic’ setting should be the most predictable form of homicide there is – and arguably, if it could have been predicted, it must have been preventable.
Article | 27 Jun 2017 | By Dr. Alice Donald
When states appear before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) or the Committee of Ministers, it is government representatives who take the chair. Yet the executive is not the only arm of the state that has human rights obligations: courts and national parliaments do, too.
Article | 27 Jun 2017 | By Ayder Muzhdabaev
The Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, has swiftly degenerated into the scene of the greatest repression being conducted anywhere in the entire country.