Published: 1 Jun 2013 | By Vanessa Kogan

Aslakhanova v Russia


In December 2012, in Aslakhanova and others v Russia (No. 2944/06) 18.12.12, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that the non-investigation of disappearance cases in the North Caucasus constituted a “systemic problem at the national level for which there is no domestic remedy”. This was a welcome judgment on the phenomenon of enforced disappearances in this region, despite falling short of the speculated pilot judgment.

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