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.
European Court of Human Rights finds Russia responsible for disappearance and presumed death of Ingush woman15 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia was responsible for the disappearance and presumed death of an Ingush woman who was abducted by state agents in North Ossetia in 2010.
13 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights today ruled that Russia unlawfully interfered with LGBT+ activists’ right to freedom of assembly after they were arrested and convicted for having taken part in a peaceful protest outside the State Duma against the introduction of a "homosexual propaganda” law in 2013.
Police raid on first ever Georgian LGBT organisation was abusive and discriminatory, rules European Court of Human Rights8 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights today found that police ill-treated NGO staff and members of the LGBT community during a homophobic raid carried out on Georgia’s first ever LGBT organisation in 2009.
6 Oct 2020
The European Court of Human Rights found Azerbaijan responsible for the ill-treatment of investigative journalist Idrak Abbasov, who was brutally beaten by state-oil company SOCAR security guards as police stood by and did nothing at a 2012 protest action against forced evictions in a Baku suburb.
A legal saga: ‘Mr. N.’s’ journey from the psychiatric hospital to community living via Bucharest and Strasbourg29 Sep 2020
EHRAC Lawyer Constantin Cojocariu tells the story of how a psychiatric patient's legal battle exposed serious failings within Romania's forensic psychiatry system.
3 Sep 2020
EHRAC Lawyer Toby Collis assess the scope and potential of the UK's new global human rights sanctions regime.
25 Aug 2020
EHRAC has received news that Belgium has granted refugee status to an applicant, a transgender man, on the basis of discrimination and mistreatment that he suffered in Georgia.