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.
30.11.20: This briefing paper addresses some of the issues arising when litigating cases on behalf of women charged with harming their partners in self-defence.
Note on International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) report/roundtable on the state of the independence of the legal profession in Ukraine
16.11.20: The situation of the security and independence of lawyers in Ukraine, and the obstacles to represent clients on human rights claims, presents the sadly not uncommon disjuncture between high standards on paper, and serious concerns in reality.
15.9.20: Criminal conviction for publication of an article criticising Islam.
11.8.20: EHRAC compiled a list of Azerbaijani Human Rights lawyers who have been sanctioned, based on reports and information from partners.
22.6.20: A case concerning the conviction of two men for organising “mass disorder” in a political rally at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow on 6 May 2012.
22.6.20: In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, and though we have temporarily vacated our beloved Church Farm office, we are continuing to work on a remote basis.
19.6.20: The case concerned a young girl's complaint about the authorities' investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by her father, which was subsequently brought to the ECtHR by her mother.
19.6.20: Khodorkovskiy and Lebedev v Russia (No.2) was the latest in a series of cases brought before the ECtHR by senior executives of YUKOS Oil Company regarding their criminal prosecution in Russia.
1.5.20: The European Implementation Network have produced a useful guide for developing a comprehensive advocacy strategy for the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights.
1.4.20: This booklet produced by EHRAC in English and translated into Russian, Georgian and Azerbaijani is a practical guide to preparing detailed witness statements.
30.3.20: We have had another busy and productive few months! We have won 5 cases on behalf of 7 applicants concerning: a Georgian politician's unfair trial, an alleged suicide in the Russian armed forces, the torture of detainees in Russia's prison system, and enforced disappearances in Russia's North Caucasus...