Published: 31 Dec 2014

EHRAC Annual Report 2014

EHRAC Annual Report

EHRAC’s 2014 Annual Report is now available online. Click the link below to read the report in full.

Candles on Independence Square, Kyiv
Candles on Independence Square, Kyiv

2014 was a year of expansion for EHRAC as we faced new challenges in our target region. We welcomed new members to our team, including a full-time Legal Officer. Our first full year at Middlesex University has gone very smoothly, thanks to the active support we receive from the School of Law, and the enthusiasm for our work from both staff and students.

The 2014 Annual Report outlines our priorities and activities over the last year. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in April, and the ensuing armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, has led to a broad range of human rights violations from kidnappings and detentions to media censorship. In response to the situation, we have developed new partnerships with two Ukrainian NGOs taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights in order to challenge such abuses. As well as expanding our geographic remit, we have focused our work on different areas, including women’s and LGBT rights, in line with our Strategic Plan. In Azerbaijan, the crackdown on civil society has crippled the ability of critical voices to speak out against human rights violations. Our work in these countries, as well as in Russia, Georgia and Armenia, continues to present new challenges, and encourages us to find new ways to protect some of the most vulnerable people in Europe.