Content tagged with 2017
Two trans men are challenging Georgia’s refusal to change the gender marker in his official documents before the European Court of Human Rights.
Resource | Case Summary | 3 Oct 2017 | By Maryam Mamilova
In August 2000, a nuclear submarine ‘Kursk’ sank in the Barents Sea due to a massive explosion that ripped open its front end. Another explosion quickly followed, which was felt as far away as Alaska. Russian officials declared all 118 crew members dead.
Resource | Case Summary | 17 Oct 2017 | By Harriet Bland
Political activist Alexei Navalny, and his brother, Oleg Navalny, an entrepreneur, were convicted of fraud and money laundering by a Russian court on 30 December 2014. Alexei received a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
Resource | Case Summary | 12 Dec 2017 | By Harriet Bland
Minas Sargsyan, an ethnic Armenian, lived in Gulistan village, Azerbaijan, until 1992, when he and his family were forced to flee to Armenia as refugees, following heavy bombing by Azerbaijani forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He applied to the ECtHR for redress in 2006.
Resource | Case Summary | 12 Dec 2017 | By Giulio Pagano
The applicant was arrested in January 2005 on charges of murder, to which he confessed following alleged death threats and threats of ill-treatment by police officers. While in pre-trial detention, he was held in overcrowded, insanitary and degrading cells, with less than four metres squared of space.
Resource | Case Summary | 28 Nov 2017 | By Emil Sahakyan
On 21 May 2013, Ivane Merabishvili, former Prime Minister and, at the time, the leader of the main opposition party (United National Movement), was arrested and detained for abuse of power and other offences.
Resource | Case Summary | 23 May 2017 | By Tatiana Stryzheuskaya
Angelica Bălșan, was subjected to physical assaults and threats from her husband on numerous occasions between 2007 and 2008.
Resource | Case Summary | 25 Jul 2017 | By Kia Kyhl
The applicant is a Portuguese woman, who in 1995 underwent surgery at the Central Lisbon Hospital for a gynaecological disease causing her pain.
Resource | Case Summary | 20 Jun 2017 | By Emil Sahakyan
The three applicants are gay rights activists, who were fined for holding demonstrations against laws banning the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ among minors.
Resource | Case Summary | 13 Jul 2017 | By Joyce Man
The three applicants lived in Tbilisi in close proximity to a thermal power plant. Experts found that it had not been repaired between 1986 and 1996.