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.
Article | 14 Jul 2016 | By Kirill Koroteev
Kirill Koroteev (Legal Director, Memorial HRC) explores some of the parallels between Russia and Azerbaijan.
Article | 14 Jul 2016 | By Monica Ellena
Monica Ellena (a journalist in Tbilisi) tells the story of those living in the breakaway region of South Ossetia now, in light of the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch an investigation into crimes allegedly committed during the 2008 armed conflict.
Article | 14 Jul 2016 | By Lousineh Hakobyan
Lousineh Hakobyan (President of the Europe in Law Association, Yerevan) evaluates the extent to which the way the referendum complied with international standards.
Article | 14 Jul 2016 | By Tamar Abazadze
Tamar Abazadze examines the Government’s recent body of European Court cases decided by way of friendly settlement or ‘unilateral declaration’.
Article | 14 Jul 2016 | By Graham Donnelly
During his recent PhD fieldtrip to Ukraine, the author met with Tamila Tasheva of KRYM SOS, one of the leading NGOs working on Crimean Tatar issues in Ukraine today, and discussed the origins and development of her organisation, and the current issues facing Crimean Tatars.