Report | 19 Dec 2018 | By Giorgi Gogia
In August 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on Georgia’s zero-tolerance approach to drug consumption or possession, which has resulted in harsh punishments, with prison sentences for drug-related offences often significantly exceeding those for serious crimes.
Report | 19 Dec 2018 | By Steve Goodrich
Transparency International UK’s Steve Goodrich explores how corrupt and repressive regimes in Russia, Azerbaijan and Bahrain seek influence and legitimacy amongst UK politicians. This calls into question the legitimacy of decisions made by parliamentarians.
Report | 19 Dec 2018 | By Vanessa Kogan
As a study by the Stichting Justice Initiative (SJI) has found, the practice of female genital mutilation is rife in Dagestan. Vanessa Kogan looks at the attitudes of men in areas where FGM is practised, and challenges the assumption that everyone in the local community supports FGM.
Report | 25 Jul 2018 | By Christian De Vos & Roisin Pillay
Christian De Vos (OSJI) and Roisin Pillay (ICJ) analyse law and practice in the selection of human rights judges for international human rights mechanisms (including the Strasbourg Court), noting the general lack of criteria in place to guide the nomination of qualified, merit-based candidates at the national level.
Report | 25 Jul 2018 | By Harriet Bland
On 1 August 2018, Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) enters into force in ten Council of Europe member states, including Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
Report | 1 Dec 2017 | By Victoria Kerr
Victoria Kerr (former EHRAC intern) summarises the first report of the UN’s Independent Expert on SOGI, and some of his key concerns.
Report | 27 Jun 2017 | By Ann-Katrin Speck
The statistics appear to mirror, both in terms of figures and thematic case law trends, the political turbulence that shook Europe last year – one need only think of the attempted coup d’état in Turkey, which led the country to declare a state of emergency and derogate from the ECHR.
Report | 27 Jun 2017 | By Louisa Madsen
In spring 2016, OSJI published an impact report on how strategic litigation has been used to effect social change regarding Roma school desegregation.
Report | 9 Dec 2016 | By Olga Grygorovska
In his 2016 Report to the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT), Juan E. Méndez, assessed the applicability of the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in international law to the unique experiences of women, girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
Report | 9 Dec 2016 | By Dario Rossi d'Ambrosio
According to the new law, a ruling from an international body – including the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) – can be declared “impossible to implement” if it is in conflict with the Russian Constitution.