Russian authorities responsible for torture of suspect in police custody and failure to investigate his allegations of ill-treatment, European Court of Human Rights rules16 Feb 2021
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian authorities were responsible for the torture of a man at a police facility in the city of Ryazan in 2005 and failed to properly investigate his subsequent allegations of ill-treatment.
Russian authorities tortured, forced confessions, and unfairly convicted individuals accused of terrorism offences11 Feb 2021
The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Russia in a group of cases concerning ill-treatment, forced confessions, and the unfair convictions of over a dozen individuals suspected of terrorist offences in the North Caucasus region of the country.
Dagestani domestic violence survivor appeals to European Court of Human Rights over authorities’ failure to protect her29 Jan 2021
EHRAC has successfully applied to the European Court of Human Rights against Russia on behalf of a Dagestani woman who alleges that the authorities’ failure to act over her complaints of domestic violence continues to place her life in peril.
The Right of Self-Defence in Domestic Violence Cases: Stereotypes and Biases in Justice Systems (Using the Example of Russia)14 Jan 2021
EHRAC Oak Fellow Dariana Gryaznova analyses the gender stereotypes and biases that obstruct women’s access to justice in self-defence cases within a context of domestic violence.
Human rights lawyers denied access to the Azerbaijani Bar submit case to European Court of Human Rights16 Dec 2020
Five Azerbaijani human rights lawyers are taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights in which they allege that their Convention rights were violated by Azerbaijan when they were arbitrarily denied access to the Azerbaijani Bar.
14 Dec 2020
EHRAC and the Russian NGO Memorial HRC, after having successfully represented many families of disappeared persons before the European Court of Human Rights, are now also bringing cases to the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances.
Armenian LGBT+ club owner sues for justice at European Court of Human Rights over neo-Nazi arson attack3 Dec 2020
EHRAC has responded to the Armenian Government’s observations in a case concerning the firebombing of an LGBT+ venue in Yerevan in 2012.
EHRAC convenes first virtual expert roundtable on litigating self-defence in the context of domestic violence30 Nov 2020
EHRAC hosted its first virtual expert roundtable on 29 September 2020, bringing together eight female litigators from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan to share experiences and discuss the challenges involved in litigating self-defence in the context of domestic violence.
Russian authorities unlawfully dispersed protests held in support of Bolotnaya Square accused, European Court rules29 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights has found, in three separate judgments in October,[i] that Russia violated protestors’ freedom of assembly when police made arrests at public gatherings held in support of defendants accused in the Bolotnaya Square case.
Russian anti-extremist law gave prosecutors “unfettered power” to sanction Novorossiysk human rights defenders22 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights found that Russia’s anti-extremist legislation failed to safeguard the free expression of two Novorossiysk human rights defenders who were sanctioned following a public protest in 2009.