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‘Litigating Article 18 cases’ podcast transcripts

14.7.21: Follow our podcast on Litigating Article 18 cases using our transcript, available in English and Russian. Samantha Knights QC and barrister at Matrix Chambers, London, talks to Professor Philip Leach (Director of European Human Rights Advocacy Centre), Professor Başak Çalı (Co-Director, Centre for Fundamental Rights and Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and Chair of […]

EHRAC Annual Report

Annual Report 2020

10.6.21: Read EHRAC’s 2020 Annual Report 2020 was a year like no other as our lives were transformed in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We were constantly amazed at how our partners, our team, and our supporters were able to adapt to the painfully difficult circumstances that faced all of us over the past […]

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EHRAC Guide to Litigating ‘Article 18 cases’

23.4.21: What does Article 18 cover, when and how should it be raised, how do you do so successfully and what is its impact? Article 18 is a provision which, in essence, prevents state authorities from restricting Convention rights for ulterior purposes, and has been applied in particular in political prosecution cases – in other words, […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Litigating a case before the European Court of Human Rights

14.4.21: EHRAC's FAQ guide is intended to provide assistance to lawyers litigating these cases by providing answers to some of the questions that we are most often asked.

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EHRAC Guide to Instructing Expert Witnesses

12.4.21: Expert witnesses can play a vital, even determinative, role in a case. An expert witness can explain and assess complex scientific or technical evidence or provide significant contextual analysis that can be central to the successful litigation of a case. EHRAC has instructed experts in a number of its cases across the region, including in […]

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EHRAC Guide to Litigating Cases of Violence Against Women

19.3.21: This Guide is intended to assist lawyers in making legal arguments at the international level, addresses contexts of domestic and sexual violence, and is aimed at practitioners with some experience of litigating these issues and/or of litigating internationally.


Profile of a Human Rights Defender: Mari Davtyan

18.2.21: Russian Lawyer Mari Davtyan participated in EHRAC's virtual expert roundtable on self-defence in contexts of domestic violence in September 2020.


Bashir Mutsolgov

14.12.20: EHRAC submitted Bashir Mutsolgov’s case to the UN’s Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in 2020.


Adam Medov

14.12.20: EHRAC submitted Adam Medov’s case to the UN’s Working Group on Enforced Disappearances in June 2020.


Rashid Ozdoyev & Tamerlan Tsechoyev

14.12.20: EHRAC submitted the case of Rashid Ozdoyev to the UN’s Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in July 2020, and is also preparing to submit the case of Tamerlan Tsechoyev.


Timur Yandiev

14.12.20: EHRAC submitted Timur Yandiev’s case to the UN’s Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in December 2019.


Litigating self-defence in a domestic violence context: Interview with Mari Davtyan

30.11.20: EHRAC spoke to Russian lawyer Mari Davtyan about her work and recent participation in EHRAC’s virtual expert roundtable on litigating self-defence in a domestic violence context.