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By Dariana Gryaznova, EHRAC Oak Fellow. Dariana is a human rights lawyer from Russia. She recently prepared a report for the Russian human rights NGO…
By Constantin Cojocariu, EHRAC Lawyer, who over the years has litigated numerous disability, LGBT, and Roma rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights…
By Toby Collis, who recently joined EHRAC as a Lawyer. During his life, Sergei Magnitsky, after whom the Magnitsky laws around the world have been…
By Ramute Remezaite, EHRAC Legal Consultant and Ulkar Aliyeva, former EHRAC Oak Fellow. This blog is re-published here with the kind permission of the European…
By James Dowsett, EHRAC. 9 February 2020 was snap parliamentary election day in Azerbaijan. In early December 2019, the ruling New Azerbaijan Party unexpectedly requested…
By Joanna Szymanska, Programme Officer, ECA (Article 19), Laurens Hueting, Legal Officer (Article 19), and Maria Kravchenko (SOVA Center) In the recent report entitled “Rights…
By Marina Agaltsova, HRC Memorial lawyer The law on foreign agent mass media, which also applies to individuals, leaves endless room for interpretation. The only…
By Jessica Gavron, EHRAC Legal Director It is widely recognised that the European Court of Human Rights is under huge pressure to reduce its caseload,…
By Professor Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at University of Roehampton, UK. Her main areas of interest and research are health and criminal justice…
By Roman Kiselyov, EHRAC Chevening Scholar. The recent article by Galina Arapova, Head of the Mass Media Defence Centre, summarises the newly introduced Russian law…
By Galina Arapova, Head of the Mass Media Defence Centre, Media Lawyer and Member of EHRAC’s International Steering Committee. Amendments to the Federal Law of…
By Jessica Gavron and Ramute Remezaite.  In the recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) in Ilgar Mammadov v Azerbaijan  (Mammadov 46(4)) examined…
By Sergiy Zayets, Legal Expert, Regional Centre for Human Rights (Kyiv) and Gaiane Nuridzhanian, PhD Candidate, University College London. Ви також можете прочитати цю статтю…
By Nino Jomarjidze and Philip Leach This piece was originally published on Strasbourg Observers on 15 April 2019. Nino Jomarjidze is Strategic Litigation Coordinator at…
By Dr. Veronika Fikfak When individuals are tortured or when their human rights are otherwise violated by European governments or domestic authorities, the European Court…
By Dr. Alice Donald and Anne-Katrin Speck How far does—or should—the European Court of Human Rights recommend, or require, states to take specific non-monetary measures…
Stifling pluralism and democratic debate Darren S. Dinsmore On 20 November 2018, the European Court of Human Rights released its judgment on the pre-trial detention…
This article by EHRAC Lawyer Kate Levine originally appeared in Sharing worst practice: How countries and institutions in the former Soviet Union help create legal…
To celebrate, we asked 8 of the inspirational women we work with – our partners, clients, our former interns – to talk about how they…
Olena Protsenko, a Lawyer at the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU), discusses the July 2017 ECtHR judgment Khlebik v Ukraine, and what it means…
In July 2017, the Russian LGBT Network (St. Petersburg) published a report into the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya, following a joint investigation with Novaya…
This blog by EHRAC Legal Director Jessica Gavron and Lawyer Jarlath Clifford was originally published on Strasbourg Observers on 24 May 2017. Last month the…
The perspective of one of the first Chechen applicants to the European Court of Human Rights by Libkan Bazayeva As someone who has successfully applied…
Reflections of the former Special Rapporteur on Chechnya for the Council of Europe (1999-2003) by Sophie Rust A supporter of EHRAC since its inception in 2003, Lord…
This article by EHRAC Lawyer Kate Levine originally appeared in Institutionally blind? International organisations and human rights abuses in the former Soviet Union, a Foreign Policy…
This article was first published on the European Journal of International Law Talk! blog on 19 December 2015. These are undoubtedly troubled times for the European…
Philip Leach assesses the implications of the recent European Court judgments upholding the rights of refugees and IDPs displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Introduction Last…
After excursions to Interlaken, Izmir and Brighton, Council of Europe states meet again this week, in Brussels, to discuss further reform of the Europe-wide human…
Much has been written recently about the legal ramifications of events in Ukraine, but there was a new development last week when the European Court…