Article | 25 Jul 2018 | By Cornelia Klocker
Cornelia Klocker (PhD Candidate, Birkbeck, University of London) examines the concept and practice of collective punishment in this context, and raises the question of whether it is time for the Council of Europe to act in the wake of yet another spate of reprisals against vilified groups in Chechnya.
Article | 25 Jul 2018 | By Emin Abbasov
Turning to domestic matters, Emin Abbasov, one of only a handful of human rights lawyers who dares to practise in Azerbaijan following a tightening of restrictions on the legal profession, asks what lies ahead for the Azerbaijani legal profession in light of the most recent package of repressive legislative reforms.
Article | 25 Jul 2018 | By Joyce Man
In Russia and the European Court of Human Rights: the Strasbourg Effect (Lauri Mälksoo and Wolfgang Benedek (eds.)), the authors explore the various ways in which the European Court has had a beneficial impact in Russia, summarised in our leading article by former intern Joyce Man.
Article | 1 Dec 2017 | By Sergei Zayets
Following the Russian 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 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.