Published: 7 Jul 2015

EHRAC Bulletin Summer 2015

EHRAC Bulletin

Issue 23 of the EHRAC Bulletin is now available online. Please use the links below to read the issue in full.

The European Court of Human Rights recently held a hearing in a case from Russia relating to the terrible events at Beslan School No.1 more than 10 years ago, in which hundreds of people were killed. In this edition of the EHRAC Bulletin, Ella Kesayeva, of the Voice of Beslan, discusses the case and the potential consequences of the Court’s judgment, which is still awaited. Also on Russia, Ekaterina Aristova analyses the relevance of international standards regulating business and human rights.

Eliso Amirejibi and Salome Chagelishvili, of the Anti-Violence Network Georgia, consider what needs to be done to challenge rising levels of domestic violence against women in Georgia. On Azerbaijan, Ramute Remezaite (EHRAC) provides an update on the continuing, serious repression of human rights defenders. Oleksandr Volkov is interviewed following his reinstatement earlier this year as a Supreme Court judge in Ukraine, as was required by the European Court in its 2013 judgment.

Finally, two articles address jurisprudential developments in Strasbourg: Giulia Pecorella discusses the European Court’s case-law on amnesties (in the light of Armenia’s failure to date to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court) and Dario Rossi D’Ambrosio considers the implications of the 2014 grand chamber judgment in Hassan v United Kingdom for the protection of the right to liberty in international armed conflicts.