Published: 1 Jun 2011 | By Furkat Tishaev

The European Court and Soviet political repression: a trap for potential applicants?


The ECtHR’s judgement in the Kiladze case, in which Georgia was found responsible for having failed to provide compensation to victims of Soviet repression, has been seized upon by victims of political repression in other former Soviet states.

However, in this article Memorial HRC lawyer Furkat Tishaev cautions that the €4000 compensation awarded to each applicant should not be considered a benchmark for other cases of Soviet political repression. For an explanation of why applications citing this judgement may not be declared admissible, read the full article by clicking on the link below.