Abuses by security forces and law enforcement

At the core of EHRAC’s work is the commitment to supporting victims and civil society to fight impunity for grave human rights violations perpetrated by security forces. Together with our partners we have successfully litigated cases of arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and other ill-treatment, extrajudicial killings; discrimination; and unlawful restrictions on freedom of expression and association by security forces across our region.

Alongside our partners we have brought almost 200 cases representing nearly 600 victims of enforced disappearances perpetrated by Russian security forces between 1999 and 2006 before the European Court of Human Rights. In almost all cases the Court has held Russia responsible for the disappearances. In the years since the Court’s judgments, we have continued to work closely with our partners to support families who still do not know the fate of their loved ones to advocate before various international mechanisms.



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Abuses by security forces and law enforcement North Caucasus Legal Guide