Published: 8 Jan 2015 | By Grigor Avetisyan

Monitoring implementation of the Khashiyev group of cases


Until 2011, the Committee of Ministers’ (the ‘Committee’) monitoring of the implementation of cases focused on general measures, and rarely did it single out specific cases for examination.

From 2011 to 2012, the approach of the Committee and the Department for the Execution of Judgments (the ‘Department’) was broadened to also consider individual measures in certain cases, mainly those in which evidence as to the identities of the perpetrators was particularly strong. Between June 2011 and September 2012 the Committee adopted four decisions on cases from the North Caucasus, and in December 2011 it adopted an Interim Resolution, noting that “no decisive progress has been made in domestic investigations carried out in respect of the grave human rights violations identified in the judgments in the vast majority of cases”. Between 2011 and 2012, the Committee identified seven cases in which the evidence pointing to the identity of the perpetrators, or the military detachments to which they belonged, was exceptionally strong. With regards to these cases, delegations were encouraged to ask specific questions on the investigations, and the Russian authorities were invited to report on progress made.

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