Published: 4 Nov 2014
EHRAC’s work included in Human Rights Quarterly
In her article, Russian NGOs and the European Court of Human Rights: A Spectrum of Approaches to Litigation, Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom highlights the importance of organisations such as EHRAC-Memorial in bringing cases of human rights abuses before the European Court.
The article begins to build a typology of litigation efforts by Russian NGOs at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). It finds that the varied political and professional backgrounds of activists, as well as their international partnerships, shape how they approach the ECtHR. Despite similar training in ECtHR litigation, NGOs vary in their philosophies and goals of litigation. The author explores these variations by examining the cases of three leading Russian human rights NGOs in submissions to the ECtHR, comparing their approaches and suggesting explanations for differences among them.
You can read the article on Project MUSE.