Case Summary | 29 Jan 2019 | By Emily Campbell & Roman Kiselyov
The Court issued an admissibility decision in three cases against Georgia from Tskhinvali region concerning the Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008.
Case Summary | 10 Jan 2019 | By Roman Kiselyov
Award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova received threats, and was secretly filmed and recorded, with the authorities failing to take action.
Case Summary | 6 Dec 2018 | By Harriet Bland
Journalist Seymur Haziyev was punched in the face by a stranger, and after he hit the assailant in defence, he was detained and charged with hooliganism.
Case Summary | 25 Sep 2018 | By Emil Sahakyan
The European Court ruled that the dismissal of Anatoliy Denisov, a Kyiv judge and court president, was in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary | 20 Sep 2018 | By Roman Kiselyov
Mushegh Saghatelyan, an opposition politician, was unlawfully arrested and detained following the 2008 protests which were violently dispersed on 1 March.
Case Summary | 20 Sep 2018 | By Olga Grygorovska
Prominent human rights defender Intigam Aliyev was arrested on spurious charges in 2014, detained and convicted, as punishment for his work.
Case Summary | 17 Jul 2018 | By Olga Okhotnikova
The applicants – Mariya Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich – are members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk band critical of the Kremlin and its connections with the Orthodox church. Five members of the band attempted to perform a protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
Case Summary | 17 Jul 2018 | By Emily Campbell
The applicant, Angela Gonzalez, is a survivor of domestic violence by her former husband. In 1999, she fled the family home with her daughter Andrea, then aged three. Between 1999 and 2001, Angela lodged no fewer than 30 complaints against her husband to the police for threatening and physically abusing her.
Case Summary | 12 Jun 2018 | By Harriet Bland
The applicants are former citizens of the Soviet Union who moved to the Russian Federation from Kyrgyzstan and Georgia (both former Soviet countries). They received Russian passports in 2001 and 2002 respectively. They were unable to renew them, on the grounds that their previous documents had been issued “in error”.
Case Summary | 7 Jun 2018 | By Giulio Pagano
The four applicants were members of NIDA, a civic movement that seeks liberty, justice, truth and change in Azerbaijan through peaceful means. They were arrested and charged for allegedly obtaining 22 Molotov cocktails and supplying them to two other NIDA members, who had been arrested earlier in March.