Content tagged with 2018
In November 2018, the European Court released its judgment on the pre-trial detention of Selahattin Demirtaş finding a violation of Article 18 ECHR with Article 5, and adding to the already significant pressure on Turkey to protect human rights and to guarantee political pluralism.
Resource | Case Summary | 17 Jul 2018 | By Emily Campbell
The applicant, Angela Gonzalez, is a survivor of domestic violence by her former husband. In 1999, she fled the family home with her daughter Andrea, then aged three. Between 1999 and 2001, Angela lodged no fewer than 30 complaints against her husband to the police for threatening and physically abusing her.
Resource | Case Summary | 17 Jul 2018 | By Olga Okhotnikova
The applicants – Mariya Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich – are members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk band critical of the Kremlin and its connections with the Orthodox church. Five members of the band attempted to perform a protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
Resource | Case Summary | 12 Jun 2018 | By Harriet Bland
The applicants are former citizens of the Soviet Union who moved to the Russian Federation from Kyrgyzstan and Georgia (both former Soviet countries). They received Russian passports in 2001 and 2002 respectively. They were unable to renew them, on the grounds that their previous documents had been issued “in error”.
Resource | Case Summary | 7 Jun 2018 | By Giulio Pagano
The four applicants were members of NIDA, a civic movement that seeks liberty, justice, truth and change in Azerbaijan through peaceful means. They were arrested and charged for allegedly obtaining 22 Molotov cocktails and supplying them to two other NIDA members, who had been arrested earlier in March.
Resource | Case Summary | 19 Apr 2018 | By Celia Boyon
The applicants, Annagi Hajibeyli and Intigam Aliyev, are both prominent lawyers and civil society activists in Azerbaijan, who have made statements and published articles in the media criticising the legal profession in the country.
Resource | Case Summary | 19 Apr 2018 | By Olga Grygorovksa
The applicant, Anar Mammadli, is a civil society activist and human rights defender who founded the NGO Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre. He has reported on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe and in cooperation with UN institutions.
Resource | Report | 19 Dec 2018 | By Vanessa Kogan
As a study by the Stichting Justice Initiative (SJI) has found, the practice of female genital mutilation is rife in Dagestan. Vanessa Kogan looks at the attitudes of men in areas where FGM is practised, and challenges the assumption that everyone in the local community supports FGM.
Resource | Report | 19 Dec 2018 | By Steve Goodrich
Transparency International UK’s Steve Goodrich explores how corrupt and repressive regimes in Russia, Azerbaijan and Bahrain seek influence and legitimacy amongst UK politicians. This calls into question the legitimacy of decisions made by parliamentarians.
Resource | Article | 19 Dec 2018 | By Olena Shevchenko
Olena Shevchenko (Insight, Ukraine) explains the difficulties she has faced in the last year as one of the most high-profile activists on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in Ukraine, particularly following the International Women’s Day march in Kyiv on 8 March.