EHRAC Bulletin

EHRAC’s Latest Bulletin (June 2020)

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.

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Case Summary

Tagiyev and Huseynov v Azerbaijan

15.9.20: Criminal conviction for publication of an article criticising Islam.


Disbarred, suspended or criminally prosecuted: Azerbaijani human rights lawyers

11.8.20: EHRAC compiled a list of Azerbaijani Human Rights lawyers who have been sanctioned, based on reports and information from partners.

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Razvozzhayev v. Russia & Ukraine and Udaltsov v. Russia

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.

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M.M.B. v Slovakia

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.

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Khodorkovskiy and Lebedev v Russia (No.2)

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.

Training resource

EIN Guide on Domestic Advocacy for the Implementation of ECtHR Judgments

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.

Training resource

Witness Statements in International Human Rights Litigation: Preparation Guide

1.4.20: This booklet produced by EHRAC in English and translated into Russian and Georgian is a practical guide to preparing detailed witness statements.

EHRAC Bulletin

EHRAC Winter Bulletin

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...

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Pastörs v Germany

30.1.20: A criminal conviction for Holocaust denial in a parliamentary speech was not in breach of freedom of expression.

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J.D. and A v UK

14.1.20: European Court rules that UK's bedroom tax breached the rights of two applicants.

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Polyakh and others v Ukraine

13.1.20: Five career civil servants dismissed under Ukraine's Government Cleansing (Lustration) Act 2014 had their right to private and family life breached.

EHRAC Annual Report

Annual Report 2019

1.1.20: Our 2019 Annual Report showcases the ambitious scope and potential of our precedent-setting, strategic human rights litigation, celebrates our cooperation with regional partner lawyers and NGOs through unique, hands-on, legal mentoring and training, and demonstrates our impact in securing justice for victims of human rights violations and their families and bringing about lasting systemic change in the region.