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.
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 | 9 Dec 2016 | By Anahit Simonyan
In light of governmental inaction the article suggests that domestic violence should now be regarded as a state-sponsored form of torture against women in this region, where patriarchal norms and rules override the rights and freedoms of women formally guaranteed domestically and internationally.
Article | 9 Dec 2016 | By Arpi Avetisyan
This article outlines the situation for LGBTI people in Armenia, Georgia and Russia by examining their position on the Rainbow Europe Map’s country ranking and by analysing cases submitted to the European Court of Human Rights.
Article | 9 Dec 2016 | By Marina Agaltsova
The fight against hate speech, like any other fight, should be carried out according to clear rules. The lack of clarity around the rules of the fight in Russia, however, is a major cause for concern. This article will address several definitions used in Russian legislation on hate speech, which lead to chaotic and arbitrary prosecutions.
Article | 9 Dec 2016 | By Mariam Uberi
In June 2015 Georgia criminalised incitement to hatred under its Criminal Code. However, its restrictive interpretation of the law falls short of Georgia’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Article | 9 Dec 2016 | By Joyce Man
As we mark the third anniversary of the beginning of the Maidan demonstrations, lawlessness continues to reign in eastern Ukraine. A report released on 11 July 2016 by Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks shows that forced disappearances, ill-treatment, torture and impunity remain common.