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.
Case Summary | 19 Apr 2018 | By Olga Grygorovksa
The applicant, Anar Mammadli, is a civil society activist and human rights defender who founded the NGO Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre. He has reported on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe and in cooperation with UN institutions.
Case Summary | 19 Apr 2018 | By Celia Boyon
The applicants, Annagi Hajibeyli and Intigam Aliyev, are both prominent lawyers and civil society activists in Azerbaijan, who have made statements and published articles in the media criticising the legal profession in the country.
Case Summary | 13 Feb 2018 | By Olga Grygorovksa
The applicants currently reside in Donetsk, outside of the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. They were recipients of social benefits. Due to the conflict, the domestic authorities transferred the jurisdiction of the Donetsk courts to neighbouring regions that were under government control.
Case Summary | 2 Feb 2018 | By Harriet Bland
Oleksandr Volkov was elected to the Supreme Court of Ukraine in 2003. In May 2010, he was dismissed from his post due to an alleged “breach of oath”. In January 2013, the ECtHR found multiple violations of his right to a fair trial and ordered Ukraine to reinstate him immediately as a Supreme Court Judge.
Case Summary | 12 Dec 2017 | By Giulio Pagano
The applicant was arrested in January 2005 on charges of murder, to which he confessed following alleged death threats and threats of ill-treatment by police officers. While in pre-trial detention, he was held in overcrowded, insanitary and degrading cells, with less than four metres squared of space.
Case Summary | 12 Dec 2017 | By Harriet Bland
Minas Sargsyan, an ethnic Armenian, lived in Gulistan village, Azerbaijan, until 1992, when he and his family were forced to flee to Armenia as refugees, following heavy bombing by Azerbaijani forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He applied to the ECtHR for redress in 2006.