EHRAC Bulletin

EHRAC Autumn Bulletin 2019

It’s been a busy summer! We won 4 cases on behalf of 13 applicants...

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Case Summary

Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company Ltd & Others v Georgia

2.10.19: No judge bias or other breach of fair trial guarantees were found in a shareholder dispute over the ownership of the Rustavi 2 Broadcasting Company.

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T.I. & others v Greece

2.10.19: Greece failed in its obligations to prevent, prosecute and investigate human trafficking of three Russian nationals who alleged that consulate employees were bribed by traffickers in order to facilitate their entry into Greece.

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Volodina v Russia

2.10.19: Failure to protect from, prevent, deter, censure or investigate serious and prolonged domestic violence amounted to degrading treatment, contributed to a “climate conducive to domestic violence” and was discriminatory on the basis of gender.

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Aliyev v Armenia, Hakobyan v Azerbaijan et al.

2.10.19: Four cases brought by four separate families whose homes were shelled by the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan during the hostilities of April 2016 have been communicated to the ECtHR.

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Fernandes de Oliveira v Portugal [GC]

2.10.19: Portuguese authorities failed in their duty to investigate the suicide of a patient while voluntarily hospitalized in a state-run psychiatric hospital.

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Georgia v. Russia (I) [GC]

2.10.19: Court awards Georgia €10,000,000 in non-pecuniary damages (for trauma, distress, anxiety and humiliation) related to Russia’s collective expulsion of Georgian nationals from its territory in autumn 2006.

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Gorlov & others v Russia

2.10.19: Permanent CCTV cell monitoring by Russia of prisoners or those held in pre-trial detention breached their rights to respect for their private life and to an effective remedy.

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Kurt v Austria

2.10.19: Austria did not fail in its duty to protect a child who was shot dead by his father while claims were being investigated that he had raped the child’s mother and had made threats to kill her and their children.

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Mihalache v Romania [GC]

2.10.19: A man who was administratively fined and then criminally convicted and sentenced for refusing to undergo a blood test following a positive breathalyser test was tried twice for the same offence.


Disbarred, suspended or criminally prosecuted: Azerbaijani human rights lawyers

14.8.19: EHRAC compiled a list of Azerbaijani Human Rights lawyers who have been sanctioned, based on reports and information from partners.

Training resource

Witness Statements in International Human Rights Litigation: Preparation Guide

1.8.19: This booklet produced by EHRAC in English and translated into Russian and Georgian is a practical guide to preparing detailed witness statements.

EHRAC Bulletin

EHRAC Summer Bulletin

4.7.19: It’s been another busy and productive three months at EHRAC: we've litigated new cases, advocated for implementation of judgments, and trained our partners.