Published: 1 Jun 2011 | By Professor Philip Leach

Redress and implementation in the Chechen cases – the Strasbourg Court increases the pressure


The problem of implementation has plagued judgments relating to Chechnya since the first violations were found in 2005. Although the Russian government has paid the requisite compensation, steps towards prevention, investigation and determining accountability have yet to be instigated.

In this article, Professor Philip Leach discusses the ECtHR’s judgements in the Chechen cases, with particular reference to the Abuyeva case relating to the attack on Katyr-Yurt. Will the application of Article 46 result in an effective investigation and the attribution of individual responsibility? The full article is available by clicking on the link below.