Published: 1 Jun 2009

EHRAC Bulletin Summer 2009

EHRAC Bulletin

Issue 11 of the EHRAC Bulletin is now available online. Please click the link below to read the full issue.

In this edition of the Bulletin, analysis of the recent conflict in the South Caucasus is continued with an article by Cornelius Wiesener (Memorial) considering the question of extra-territorial jurisdiction under the ECHR. In addition, elsewhere in the region, Narine Gasparyan (President of the Armenian NGO, Legal Guide) explains the legal steps being taken by ethnic Armenians displaced from their homes in Azerbaijan and Azeri controlled territory as a result of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict some 17 years ago. Samantha Knights (Barrister & EHRAC consultant) considers the plight and persecution of the Yezidi people living in southern Russia and Alexander Halban (EHRAC) analyses the ongoing problem of racism in Russian society.

Also in Russia, Pavel Chikov & Dmitry Kolbasin (Chair & Head of Informational Department, AGORA) report on the effects of the 2006 Russian Law on non-commercial organisations and the impact of ongoing state scrutiny upon civil society in Russia. In addition, Ramil Iskandarov, (Chair, Eurasian Lawyers’ Association, Azerbaijan) considers the impact which the ECtHR’s jurisprudence has had in improving the protection of freedom of association within Azerbaijan.

Finally, in this issue, we include an overview of Philip Leach’s recent analysis of ECtHR judgments concerning Chechnya, together with an assessment by Kirill Koroteev (EHRAC-Memorial) as to the adequacy of remedies currently offered by the Court in respect of largescale human rights abuses committed during periods of armed conflict.