Published: 1 Dec 2007 | By Ole Solvang and Roemer Lemaître

Article 2 violations in disappearance cases


Since July 2006, the ECtHR has delivered a number of judgements in cases concerning enforced disappearances in Chechnya, holding that the right to life was violated regardless of whether the remains of the victim were discovered. This signifies a different approach from the Court’s case law on disappearances in south-east Turkey in the early 1990s.

In this article, Ole Solvang and Roemer Lemaître compare the Court’s treatment of the Turkish and Chechen cases, arguing that its approach in the latter reflects an understanding of the seriousness and extent of the problem. To read the full article, click on the link below.