Published: 1 Dec 2013

EHRAC Bulletin Winter 2013

EHRAC Bulletin

Issue 20 of the EHRAC Bulletin is now available online. Please click the link below to read the full issue.

In this edition, Nigel Warner (ILGA-Europe) writes about the very worrying developments in Russia threatening advocacy for LGBTI rights, including the adoption of the ‘Federal Propaganda Law’. Nigel also discusses the impact on Russian LGBTI organisations of the ‘foreign agents law’, which is itself the subject of an article by Anna Sevortian (formerly of Human Rights Watch). Anna considers how the repressive ‘foreign agents law’ has affected Russian NGOs, and how they have responded to date. One strategy is to bring proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights in order to challenge the law and its implementation – a case in which EHRAC and Memorial are acting for the NGO applicants.

Lusine Minasyan from the Women’s Resource Center Armenia discusses women’s rights in Armenia, highlighting the absence of a law addressing domestic violence and the various problems associated with the ways in which the law enforcement agencies handle women’s rights. Rebecca Vincent (Human Rights Club, Baku) analyses the restrictions which have been imposed on the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association, leading up to the presidential elections in Azerbaijan in October 2013, and an article by Kateryna Halenko, of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in Kiev, considers the impediments caused by the issue of statelessness in Ukraine.