29.1.19: The Court issued an admissibility decision in three cases against Georgia from Tskhinvali region concerning the Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008.
10.1.19: Award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova received threats, and was secretly filmed and recorded, with the authorities failing to take action.
19.12.18: 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.
19.12.18: Olena Shevchenko (Insight, Ukraine) explains the difficulties she has faced in the last year as one of the most high-profile activists on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in Ukraine, particularly following the International Women’s Day march in Kyiv on 8 March.
19.12.18: 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.
19.12.18: 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.
19.12.18: This is the 30th edition of the EHRAC Legal Bulletin, marking 15 years since its first publication. Throughout this time, we have aimed to provide timely, in-depth and engaging analysis of the latest legal developments in the former Soviet space, and from the European Court of Human Rights and Council of Europe. As a renewed commitment to this ambition, we are refreshing the Bulletin with a new online format.
6.12.18: 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.
25.9.18: 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.
20.9.18: Prominent human rights defender Intigam Aliyev was arrested on spurious charges in 2014, detained and convicted, as punishment for his work.
20.9.18: Mushegh Saghatelyan, an opposition politician, was unlawfully arrested and detained following the 2008 protests which were violently dispersed on 1 March.