Natalia Estemirova was one of the most outstanding human rights defenders to have worked in Chechnya. She was kidnapped and murdered in 2009. Natalia would now be 63 years old. To this day, those responsible for her murder have neither been found nor prosecuted.
Russian authorities responsible for torture of suspect in police custody and failure to investigate his allegations of ill-treatment, European Court of Human Rights rules
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 offences
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 her
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.
Human rights lawyers denied access to the Azerbaijani Bar submit case to European Court of Human Rights
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.
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 attack
EHRAC has responded to the Armenian Government’s observations in a case concerning the firebombing of an LGBT+ venue in Yerevan in 2012.
Russian authorities unlawfully dispersed protests held in support of Bolotnaya Square accused, European Court rules
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 defenders
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 woman
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.