Published: 1 Dec 2010 | By Vladislava Generalova

European Court interim measures: A new tool in the fight against disappearances in the North Caucasus


Ongoing abductions and disappearances in the North Caucasus have led the join EHRAC-Memorial team to request that the ECtHR apply interim measures in such cases. These can include immediate access to a lawyer for the unlawfully detained person, the provision of urgent notification of the case to the respondent state, and potentially the provision of urgent protective measures.

In this article, Vladislava Generalova outlines the ECtHR’s decisions regarding the use of such measures and the outcomes in cases where they were applied. To read the full article, please click on the link below.