Published: 1 Jun 2009 | By Samantha Knights

Yezidis turn to European Court to resolve citizenship issues


For a number of years EHRAC and Memorial have been concerned with the situation of the approximately 2000 Yezidis living in southern Russia. Since their relocation to the Krasnodar region following an earthquake in 1988, the community has experienced widespread discrimination by the authorities, including the unlawful denial of citizenship and its attendant rights.

In this article, Samantha Knights outlines the situation of the Yezidis and discusses the prospect for complaints to the ECtHR. To find out more about the discrimination the Yezidis suffer, click on the link below.