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Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
On 9 June 2020 lawyer Javad Javadov shared information on social media about the alleged…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
On 27 November 2019, the ABA made a decision to suspend the licence of Azerbaijani…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
Irada Javadova is a human rights lawyer who was involved in many resonant cases, including…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
On 23 April 2018, the ABA issued a decision to suspend the licences of Nemat…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
On 5 September 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office discharged Elchin Sadigov from the criminal proceedings…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
A member of the Azerbaijan Bar Association (ABA) since 2007, Yalchin Imanov is a human…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary Defending human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
Case No. 16664/07 Judgment date: 15 October 2015 The applicant, Ms. Taisa Abakarova, lived with her family…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Armenia Azerbaijan Case news
Content warning: descriptions of extreme violence and torture The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)…
Violence against women and girls Russia Legal Guide
Право жертв домашнего насилия на необходимую оборону: стереотипы и предрассудки в решениях российских судов
Violence against women and girls Georgia Case Summary
Forum: European Court of Human Rights Case No.: 33056/17 Judgment date: 8 July 2021 This…
Legal Guide
Follow our podcast on Litigating Article 18 cases using our transcript, available in English and…
Capacity Building Legal Guide
What does Article 18 cover, when and how should it be raised, how do you…
Legal Guide
Expert witnesses can play a vital, even determinative, role in a case. An expert witness…
Violence against women and girls Legal Guide
Violence against women is pervasive and gives rise to the most egregious violations of human…
Repression of civil society Russia Videos
Russian Lawyer Mari Davtyan participated in EHRAC’s virtual expert roundtable on self-defence in contexts of…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Submission
This list has been compiled by the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) on the…
Violence against women and girls Legal Guide
This briefing paper was prepared for use during EHRAC’s first virtual expert roundtable on litigating…
Violence against women and girls Russia Interview
EHRAC spoke to Russian lawyer Mari Davtyan about her work and recent participation in EHRAC’s…
Legal Guide
The European Court of Human Rights deals with the majority of cases on paper without…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 13274/08 Judgment date: 5 December 2019 Facts The two applicants are…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Forum: European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) Case No.: 75734/12 and 2 others Judgment date:…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No: 51111/07 and 42757/07 Judgment Date: 14 January 2020 Facts The applicants…
Violence against women and girls Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 6318/17 Judgment date: 26 November 2019 Facts The applicant was born in 2008. Her…
Advocacy and implementation Legal Guide
The European Implementation Network (EIN) have produced a useful guide for developing a comprehensive advocacy…
Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 55225/14 Judgment date: 3 October 2019 Facts In January 2010, the…
UK Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Chamber Case No.: 32949/17 and 34614/17 Judgment date: 24 October 2019 Facts The…
Advocacy and implementation Politically motivated cases Ukraine Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 58812/15 and 4 others Judgment date: 17 October 2019 Facts The…
Advocacy and implementation Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 32631/09 and 53799/12 Judgment date: 27 August 2019 Facts The first…
Capacity Building Armenia Georgia Strasbourg Ukraine Interview
From 8 July to 11 July 2019, we welcomed seven partner lawyers from Armenia, Georgia…
Violence against women and girls Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 40311/10 Judgment date: 18 July 2019 Facts In this case the…
Politically motivated cases Georgia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 16812/17 Judgment date: 18 July 2019  Facts The applications were brought…
Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR (GC) Case No.: 54012/10 Judgment date: 8 July 2019 Facts In 2008, the applicant, Mr Mihalache,…
Violence against women and girls Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 62903/15 Judgment date: 4 July 2019 Facts In July 2010 the applicant called the…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case Nos: 27057/06 and 2 others Judgment date: 2 July 2019 Facts The case originated in…
Conflict and occupation abuses Politically motivated cases Georgia Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR (GC) Case No.: 13255/07 Judgment date: 31 January 2019 Facts This case concerns the expulsion orders…
Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR (GC) Case No.: 78103/14 Judgment date: 31 January 2019 Facts The applicant’s son (“A.J.”) committed suicide…
Conflict and occupation abuses Armenia Azerbaijan Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Application Nos: 25589/16, 25576/16, 74566/16, 74508/16 Judgment date: 9 July 2019 Facts The ECtHR has communicated…
Violence against women and girls Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 41261/17 Judgment date: 9 July 2019 Facts The applicant suffered multiple incidents of domestic…
Right to private and family life Other Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.:  173/15 and 5 others Judgment date: 28 May 2019 Facts The applications were brought…
Politically motivated cases Armenia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 36469/08 Judgment date: 25 April 2019 Facts The applicant, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, is an Armenian…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 43734/14 Judgment date: 9 April 2019 Facts The applicant, Aleksey Navalnyy, is an anti-corruption…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Baltic States Case news
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 28859/16 Judgment date: 12 March 2019 Facts The applicant, Stanislovas Drėlingas, is a Lithuanian…
Conflict and occupation abuses Georgia Russia South Ossetia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case Nos. 24964/09 et al. Admissibility decision date: 29 January 2019 Facts In all three cases…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case Nos. 65286/13 and 57270/14 Judgment Date: 10 January 2019 Facts The applicant, Khadija Ismayilova, is…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No. 19842/15 Judgment date: 6 December 2018 Facts While travelling to work…
Advocacy and implementation Politically motivated cases Ukraine Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR (GC) Case No.  76639/11 Judgment date: 25 September 2018 Facts The applicant, Anatoliy Denisov, was…
Politically motivated cases Armenia Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case No.: 23086/08 Judgment date: 20 September 2018 Facts On 19 February 2008 a presidential election…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Forum: ECtHR Case Nos. 68762/14 and 71200/14 Judgment date: 20 September 2018 Facts The applicant, Intigam Aliyev, is a…
Violence against women and girls Legal Guide
Violence against women is a particularly prevalent form of discrimination against women, and has become…
Legal Guide
These resources present an overview of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights,…
Capacity Building Legal Guide
EHRAC is developing a series of new training resources, specifically designed to be used by…
Legal Guide
These resources present an overview of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights,…
Violence against women and girls Other Case Summary
Case No. 1263/2018 Date of judgment: 17 July 2018 The applicant, Angela Gonzalez, is a…
Repression of civil society Russia Case Summary
Case No. 38004/12 Date of Judgment: 17 July 2018 The applicants – Mariya Alekhina, Nadezhda…
Russia Case Summary
Case Nos. 7549/09 and 33330/11 Date of Judgment: 12 June 2018 The applicants are former…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case Nos. 48653/13 et al. Date of Judgment: 7 June 2018 The four applicants were…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 47145/14 Date of Judgment: 19 April 2018 The applicant, Anar Mammadli, is a…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case Nos. 6477/08 and 10414/08 Date of Judgment: 19 April 2018 The applicants, Annagi Hajibeyli…
Submission
On 9 April, EHRAC submitted a response to the consultation by the European Court of…
Politically motivated cases Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Legal Guide
Bu məqaləni Azərbaycan dilində oxuya bilərsiniz. EHRAC Legal Consultant Ramute Remezaite and Intern Jack Dahlsen…
Conflict and occupation abuses Russia Ukraine Case Summary
Case No. 73590/14 et al. Judgment Date: 13 February 2018 The applicants currently reside in…
Advocacy and implementation Ukraine Case Summary Impact case study
Case No. 21722/11 Judgment Date: 6 February 2018 Facts Oleksandr Volkov was elected to the…
Conflict and occupation abuses Armenia Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 40167/07 Judgment date: 12 December 2017 Minas Sargsyan, an ethnic Armenian, lived in…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case number: 7653/06 Judgment date: 12 December 2017 The applicant was arrested in January 2005…
Politically motivated cases Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 72508/13 Judgment date: 28 November 2017 On 21 May 2013, Ivane Merabishvili, former…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 101/15 Judgment date: 17 October 2017 Political activist Alexei Navalny, and his brother,…
Repression of civil society Russia Case Summary
Case No. 45083/06 Judgment Date: 3 October 2017 In August 2000, a nuclear submarine Kursk…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 24051/11 Judgment date: 25 July 2017 Vyacheslav Yankovskiy was detained in April 2010…
Other Case Summary
Case No. 17484/15 Judgment date: 25 July 2017 The applicant is a Portuguese woman, who…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Legal Guide
A record of judgments from the the North Caucasus by the European Court of Human…
Violence against women and girls Interview
Jessica Gavron (Legal Director, EHRAC) interviews Mehriban Zeynalova, founder of Clean World Public Union in…
Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people Russia Case Summary
Case No. 67667/09, 44092/12 & 56717/12 Judgment date: 20 June 2017 The three applicants are…
Violence against women and girls Other Case Summary
Case No. 49645/09 Judgment date: 23 May 2017 The applicant, Angelica Bălșan, was subjected to…
Repression of civil society North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 5632/10 Judgment date: 14 March 2017 Oleg Orlov, the chairman of Memorial Human…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 35845/11 Judgment date: 3 March 2017 In May 2007 Mr Kh. was sentenced…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 74609/10 Judgment date: 16 February 2017 This group of cases originated as six…
Repression of civil society Russia Case Summary
Case No. 57818/09 et al. Judgment date: 7 February 2017 The 23 applicants in this…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 29580/12 et al. Judgment date: 2 February 2017 On seven occasions between 5…
Advocacy and implementation Ukraine Case Summary
Case No. 5114/09 et al. Judgment Date: 19 January 2017 The 18 applicants were all…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 8516/08 Date of judgment: 17 January 2017 In January 2007 Sultan Barakhoyev, the…
Politically motivated cases Georgia Russia Case Summary
Case Nos. 14594/07 et al., & 16363/07 Judgment date: 20 December 2016 In Berdzenishvili, the…
Conflict and occupation abuses Strasbourg Submission
On 1 November 2016 EHRAC made a submission to the Committee of Ministers of the…
Conflict and occupation abuses Crimea Russia Ukraine Interview
An interview with Tamila Tasheva, KRYM SOS In the last Bulletin, the author provided an update…
Capacity Building North Caucasus Russia Interview
Reflections of the former Special Rapporteur on Chechnya for the Council of Europe (1999-2003) A…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Interview
The perspective of one of the first Chechen applicants Libkan Bazayeva EHRAC was founded in…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Baltic States Case Summary
ECHR: GC Judgment Continuing obligations after strike-out decision (No. 44898/10), 05.07.16  Facts On 25 April…
Conflict and occupation abuses Russia Ukraine Case Summary
Case No. 5355/15 Judgment date: 5 July 2016 This case was brought by applicants who had…
Politically motivated cases Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 72508/13 Judgment date: 14 June 2016 On 21 May 2013, the applicant, Mr Ivane…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 59620/14 Judgment date: 2 June 2016 Leyla Yunus (the first applicant) and Arif…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 62235/09 Judgment date: 12 May 2016 The case concerns the disappearance of Zarema Gaysanova,…
Repression of civil society Russia Case Summary
Case Nos. 25501/07, 57569/11, 80153/12, 5790/13 и 35015/13 Judgment date: 26 April 2016 The applicants were…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Armenia Case Summary
Case No. 36894/04 and 3521/07 Judgment date: 17 March 2016 The applicants, Arayik Zalyan, Razmik…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary Impact case study
Case No. 69981/14 Judgment date: 17 March 2016 Rasul Jafarov, the applicant, is a prominent civil…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 35152/09 Judgment date: 16 February 2016 The applicant, Magomed Dalakov, lives in Karabulak,…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 74568/12 Judgment date: 5 January 2016 Mr Frumkin, the applicant, was arrested by the police during…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 47143/06 Judgment date: 4 December 2015 In December 2003, Roman Zakharov, journalist and the chairperson of…
Environment Russia Case Summary
Case No. 7946/08 Judgment date: 29 October 2015 The applicant, Ms. Gayeva, was the widow of Mr.…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 16664/07 Judgment date: 15 October 2015 The applicant, Ms. Taisa Abakarova, lived with her family…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 41437/10 Judgment date: 22 September 2015 The applicants are the mother and the…
Violence against women and girls Georgia Case Summary Impact case study
Communication No. 24/2009 Decision date: 13 July 2015 X was raped by her future husband…
Advocacy and implementation Ukraine Interview
In January 2013, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgment in the case of Oleksandr…
North Caucasus Russia Interview
On 14 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) held a Chamber hearing in the…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 26562/07 Decision date: 2 July 2015 On 1 September 2004, the first day of…
Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 36229/11 Judgment date: 25 June 2015 In August and September 2009 Ms Isayeva…
Advocacy and implementation Politically motivated cases Ukraine Case Summary
Case No. 29334/11 Judgment Date: 11 June 2015 On 26 December 2010, Yuriy Lutsenko, former…
Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 73235/12 Judgment Date: 12 May 2015 The applicants are Identoba, a Georgian NGO advocating…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 36367/09 Judgment date: 23 April 2015 The applicant, Ziyavdi Kagirov, lives in Zakan…
Politically motivated cases Repression of civil society Armenia Case Summary
Case no. 59109/08 Judgment Date: 31 March 2015 On 12 May 2007, a witness (L.G.)…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 40166/07 Judgment Date: 26 March 2015 The case concerned the unlawful abduction and…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
On 26 April 2009 Rashid Razzakov, a migrant worker in Voronezh, arrived at a meeting place as…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case Nos. 14705/09, 67305/10. 68860/10, 70695/10 Judgment Date: 15 January 2015 The applicants are close…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 69842/10 Judgment Date: 15 January 2015 On 10 July 2009, Batyr Albakov was…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 76204/11 Judgment Date: 4 December 2014 On 5 December 2011 the applicants, Mr Navalnyy…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 5548/05 Judgment Date: 13 November 2014 The Islam-Ittihad Association was an Azerbaijani NGO active…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 39436/06 Judgment date: 30 January 2014 In December 2004 Mr Yanayev, a resident…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Ukraine Case Summary
Case No. 17888/12 Judgment Date: 30 October 2014 At a Ukrainian Independence Day ceremony in 2011,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 4560/08 Judgment Date: 9 October 2014 The case was part of a group judgment…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 37287/09 Judgment Date: 18 September 2014 The case concerned the disappearance of the applicant’s…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 18114/06 Judgment Date: 3 July 2014 The applicant is of Chechen origin and…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 37966/07 Judgment Date: 3 July 2014 In March 2006, two of the applicants…
Conflict and occupation abuses Politically motivated cases Georgia Russia Case Summary
Case No. 13255/07 Judgment Date: 3 July 2014 In 2007 Georgia filed a case in the…
Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 15172/13 Judgment date: 22 May 2014 In late January 2013, riots broke out in…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 39583/05 Judgment Date: 24 April 2014 The applicants were the parents of Mikhail…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 2228/10 Decision Date: 1 April 2014 In May 2008, two police officers began pursuing…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 8620/09 and 47770/09 Judgment Date: 27 February 2014 The ECtHR joined nine applications together.…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 53036/08 et al Judgment date: 9 January 2014 Facts These 20 cases relate to complaints made…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 18407/10 Judgment date: 19 December 2013 The four applicants were relatives of an…
Repression of civil society Violence against women and girls Russia Case Summary
Case No. 38004/12 The applicants were initially represented by Mr M. Feygin, Mr N. Polozov…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 27926/06 Judgment date: 31 October 2013 This case originated in four applications brought by…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 55508/07 and 29520/09 Judgment date: 21 October 2013 The case originated from two…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Cases No. 34541/06, 43811/06 and 1578/07 Judgment date: 10 October 2013 These were three applications…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Case Summary
Case No. 61204/09 Judgment date: 05 September 2013 The applicants were represented before the Court…
Legal Guide
Protocol 15 provides for five amendments to the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention).…
Repression of civil society Other Case Summary
Case No. 48135/06 Judgment date: 25 June 2013 The applicant was represented by Ms T.…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Application No. 63638/09 Judgment Date: 20 June 2013 In October 2009 the applicant’s son disappeared after…
Violence against women and girls Case Summary
Case No. 3564/11 Judgment date: 28 May 2013 The applicants were represented by Ms D.I.…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 7075/10 Judgment date: 18 April 2013 The applicants were a husband and wife,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 54765/09 Judgment date: 18 April 2013 The applicant, Tamara Askhabova, had five sons, two…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Baltic States Case Summary
Case No. 10195/08 Judgment date: 28 March 2013 The case was brought by seven applicants,…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 26261/05 and 26377/06 Judgment date: 14 March 2013 Facts The applicants are Yusup Kasymakhunov,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 47215/07 Judgment date: 14 March 2013 The applicants are the mother and sisters…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 32501/11 Judgment date: 22 January 2013 The applicant was the father of Tamerlane…
Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 60596/09 Date of decision: 11 December 2012 On 11 December 2012, the European Court…
Politically motivated cases Repression of civil society Azerbaijan Case Summary
Cases No. 3653/05, 14729/05, 20908/05, 26242/05, 36083/05 and 16519/06 Judgment date: 11 December 2012 The…
Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people Other Case Summary
Case No. 67524626/09 Judgment date: 9 October 2012 The applicant was represented before the Court…
Repression of civil society Armenia Case Summary
Case No. 40094/05 Judgment date: 2 October 2012 The applicant was represented by Ms L.…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Cases No. 25654/08 and 49379/09 Judgments dates: 3 May 2012 and 31 July 2012  The…
Repression of civil society Russia Case Summary
Case No. 34202/06 Judgment date: 10 July 2012 The applicants were ten Russian nationals who intended…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 52327/08 Judgment date: 10 July 2012 The applicant alleged that on the evening of…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 36150/04 Judgment date: 29 May 2012 Facts The applicant alleged that on 8…
Right to protection of property Russia Case Summary
Case No. 54522/00 Judgment date: 3 April 2012 In August 1994, a commercial bank was unable…
Conflict and occupation abuses Russia Case Summary
Case No. 18299/03 and 27311/03 Judgment date: 20 December 2011 The applicants in the first…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 7265/10 Judgment date: 8 November 2011 and Case No. 12106/09 Judgment date: 20…
Conflict and occupation abuses Azerbaijan Case Summary
Case No. 40167/06 The applicant, Minas Sargsyan, was an Armenian refugee forced to flee from his home…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 14902/04 Judgment date: 20 September 2011 The applicant was represented by Mr P.…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 34085/06 Judgment date: 5 July 2011 The applicants were Mr Bekhan Velkhiyev and the…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Case Summary
Case No. 43368/04 Judgment date: 21 June 2011 Facts The applicants are relatives of Zelimkhan…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No 5829/04 Judgment date: 31/05/11 The applicant, formerly the richest person in Russia, was…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 7964/07 Judgment date: 24 May 2011 Facts The applicants’ son was abducted and…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No 37193/08 Judgment date: 24 May 2011 Facts The applicant’s husband, Ruslanbek Alikhadzhiyev (brother of…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 25091/07 Judgment date: 26/04/11 In the early morning of 28 January 2006 the…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 49076/06 Judgment date: 19 April 2011 Facts The first applicant is the wife…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 23445/03 Judgment date: 29 March 2011 Facts The applicants are 27 Russian nationals…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 39358/05 Judgment date: 15 March 2011 Facts The applicant’s brother had been detained,…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 2700/10 Judgment date: 10/03/11 The applicant, Viktor Kiyutin, is an Uzbek national. He…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 66317/09 Judgment date: 3 March 2011 Facts The applicant, an Uzbek national, arrived…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 33488/04 Judgment date: 3 March 2011 Facts The applicant’s son was arrested by…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 35403/06 Judgement date: 15 February 2011 The applicant’s son, Zurab Tsintsabadze, was serving a…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 34861/04 Judgment date: 27 January 2011 The applicants were mother and son and lived…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 14811/04 Judgment date: 20 January 2011 The applicant complained that he was kidnapped from…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 27065/05 Judgment date: 2 December 2010 The 29 applicants were residents of Katyr-Yurt, Chechnya,…
Conflict and occupation abuses North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 17321/06 Judgment date: 25 November 2010 The applicants lived in the village of Gekhi-Chu,…
Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people Russia Case Summary
Case No. 4916/07; 25924/08 and 14500/09 Judgment date: 21 October 2010 Mr. Nikolai Alekseev is a…
Russia
Case No. 15303/09 Judgment date: 04 November 2010 The applicant, Mr Nabi Sultanov, an Uzbek national,…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 30078/06 Judgment date: 07/10/10 The applicant is a Russian national and military serviceman.…
Right to private and family life Other Case Summary
Case No. 26828/06 Judgment date: 13/07/10 Before 25 June 1991, the day Slovenia declared independence,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 72250/01 Judgment date: 13 July 2010 Lopata alleged he was beaten by police…
Politically motivated cases Russia Case Summary
Case No. 181248/09 Judgment date: 8 July 2010 In Yuldashev the applicant fled to Russia fearing…
Right to fair trial Russia Case Summary
Case No. 25551/05 Judgment date: 01/07/10 In July 2002, the applicant was awarded 22.50 RUB…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 26966/06 Judgment date: 10 June 2010 Facts The applicant argued that her two…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 16622/05 Judgment date: 27 May 2010  Facts The applicants are ten Russian nationals…
Case Summary
Case No. 27138/04 Judgment date: 27/04/10 When the territory of Moldova became part of the…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 12463/05 Judgment date: 22 April 2010 Facts The applicant’s husband was detained by…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 38570/05 Judgment date: 8 April 2010 Facts The applicant’s son disappeared on 9…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 37542/05 Judgment date: 8 April 2010 In all these cases the applicants’ relatives disappeared…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 2952/06 Judgment date: 1 April 2010 Facts The applicants are five Russian nationals –…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 67413/01 Judgment date: 1 April 2010 Following an external audit of the Department of…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Conflict and occupation abuses UK Case Summary
Case No. 61498/08 Judgment date: 02/03/10 The applicants are Iraqi nationals who were suspected of…
Conflict and occupation abuses Other Case Summary
Case Nos. 46113/99, 3843/02, 13751/02, 13466/03, 10200/04, 14163/04, 19993/04 & 21819/04 Decision date: 01/03/10 Eight…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 30613/05 and 30615/05 Judgment date: 11 February 2010 Facts The applicants’ sons were…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 11870/03 Judgment date: 11 February 2010 The first applicant, a Kazakh national of Chechen…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 24427/02 Judgment date: 11 February 2010 Facts This case concerns the excessive length…
Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 7975/06 Judgment date: 2 February 2010  Facts The applicants’ father was executed in…
Prohibition of slavery and forced labour Other Russia Case Summary
Case No. 25965/04 Judgment date: 07/01/10 The applicant’s daughter, Ms. Rantseva, a 20-year-old Russian national,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 20756/04 Judgment date: 22 October 2009 The applicant was arrested on 6 March 2003,…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Other Case Summary
Case Nos. 16064-66/90 & 16068- 73/90 Judgment date: 18/09/09 Applications were made in the names…
Russia Case Summary
Case No. 16854/03 Judgment date: 16 July 2009 Facts On 20 September 2001 the applicant was…
Conflict and occupation abuses Politically motivated cases Georgia Russia Case Summary
Case No. 13255/07 Judgment date: 03/07/09 On 26 March 2007, the Georgian authorities lodged an…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement Russia Case Summary
Case No. 32805/03 Judgment date: 18 June 2009 On 21 July 1997, the applicant was arrested…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 2393/05 Judgment date: 18 June 2009 In Magomadova the applicant’s son was taken from…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 32297/05 Judgment date: 23 April 2009 The applicant in this case is mother…
Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Russia Case Summary
Case No. 39166/04 Judgment date: 5 March 2009 Facts On 11 September, 2000 the applicant’s…
Georgia Case Summary
Case No. 23204/07 Judgment date: 03/03/09 These cases concerned two prisoners serving sentences in Georgian…
Advocacy and implementation Russia Case Summary
Case No. 29492/05 Judgment date: 26/02/09 The applicant held judicial office at the Moscow City…
Russia Case Summary
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Case No. 27180/03 Judgment date: 8 January 2009 Facts The applicants are the wife (first…
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Case No. 46468/06 Judgment date: 22/12/08 The applicant was a lawyer representing Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the…
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Case No.27233/03 Judgment date: 4 December 2008 Facts The applicant claimed that on 13 June…
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Case No. 1200/03 Judgment date: 4 December 2008 Facts On 23 January 2000, the applicant…
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Case Nos. 31237/03, 22390/05 & 41698/04 Judgment date: 02/12/08 In February and March 2003 presidential…
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Case No. 68216/01 Judgment date: 9 October 2008 The three applicants are Russian nationals and residents…
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Case No. 34631/02 Judgment date: 9 October 2008 Facts The applicant, Dokka Itslayev, was appointed…
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Case No. 24297/05 Judgment date: 23 July 2009 Facts The applicant’s son was apprehended in…
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Case No. 12703/02 Judgment date: 3 July 2008 Facts The applicant is the mother of Yakub…
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Case No. 8320/04 Judgment date: 19 June 2008 The applicant is a citizen of Turkmenistan and…
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Case No. 37315/03 Judgment date: 29 May 2008 Facts The applicants, husband and wife, complained…
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Case No. 67542/01 Judgment date: 15 May 2008 On 2 February 2000, the applicant was convicted…
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Case Nos. 15339/02, 21166/02, 20058/02, 11673/02 & 15343/02 Judgment date: 20/03/08 The six applicants lived…
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Case No. 14277/04 Judgment date: 12/02/08 The applicant was the Head of the Press Department…
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Case No.74420/01 Judgment date: 05/02/08 The applicant, Mr Kęstas Ramanauskas worked as a prosecutor. In…
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Case No. 57935/00 Judgment date: 29 November 2007 Facts The applicant and her family were…
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Case No. 29361/02 Judgment date: 15 November 2007 Facts The applicant’s son was a policeman in…
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Case No. 30779/04 Judgment date: 6/11/07 The applicant, Gia Patsuria, a Georgian national, was born…
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Case No. 58643/00 Judgment date: 4 October 2007  Facts On 19 January 2000 Ms Goncharuk…
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Case No. 30160/04 Judgment date: 27/9/07 In July 2003 the applicant, a resident of Belgorod,…
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Case Nos. 57941/00, 58699/00 and 60403/00 Judgment date: 26 July 2007 Facts The case was…
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Case No. 68004/01 Judgment date: 12 July 2007 Facts The case concerns the detention and…
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Case Nos. 57953/00 & 37392/03 Judgment date: 21 June 2007 Facts The first applicant, Zura…
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Case Nos. 53157/99, 53247/99, 56850/00 and 53695/00 Judgment date: 26 September 2006 Facts The applicants…
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Case No. 69481/01 Judgment date: 27 July 2006  The applicants were represented by the Stichting Russian…
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Case Nos. 55762/00 and 55974/00 Judgment date: 13/12/2005 The applicant was an ethnic Chechen and…
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Case No. 48758/99 Judgment date: 5 April 2005 Facts In August 1995 the applicant and…
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Case Nos. 57947/00, 57948/00, 57949/00 Judgment date: 24 February 2005  Facts The three applicants were…
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Case No. 57950/00 Judgment date: 24 February 2005 Facts The application concerned the indiscriminate bombing…
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Case Nos. 57942/00 and 57945/00 Judgment date: 24 February 2005  Facts The applicants complained about…
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Case No. 7615/02 Decision Date: 20/1/2005 According to the applicant, on 17th December 2000, Said-…
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Case No. 46082/99 Judgment date: 30 November 2004 The applicant was arrested on suspicion of involvement…
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Case No. 31443/96 Judgment Date: 22/6/2004 The applicant’s grandmother owned land in an area formerly…
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Case No. 70276/01 Judgment Date: 19/05/2004 The applicant was the former Chairman of the Board…
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Case No. 71503/01 Judgment date: 8 April 2004 The applicants were represented by lawyers from…