Legal Case of the Week: Nariman Dzhelyal, deputy chair of the Mejlis, remanded in custody for two months

Nariman Dzhelyal at the Crimea Platform inaugural meeting. Photo: Facebook via Human Rights in Ukraine On 4 September 2021 Russian security services raided the home of Nariman Dzhelyal, a deputy…

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Kirill Koroteev on the legalisation of same-sex unions after the ECtHR’s decision

14 July 2021 by Kirill Koroteev, head of international practice at Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: t.me/pchikov/4451] Yesterday, everyone was excited by the news…

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In seven cases this week the ECtHR found violations by Russia of Convention Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13 and Article 1 of Protocol 1; the Court ruled Russia must give legal recognition to same-sex unions

Week-ending 16 July 2021 This week there were seven rulings by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia, finding violations of Articles 3 (prohibition on torture), 5…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Russia violated rights to family life and freedom from discrimination of transgender woman

Week-ending 9 July 2021 This week there were 13 judgments by the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. The judgments found violations of Convention articles 2 (right to life),…

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European Court of Human Rights hands down three judgments with regard to Russia

Week-ending 25 June 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights handed down three judgments with regard to Russia, finding violations of Convention Articles 2 (right to life), 3…

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CSO of the Week: Coming Out presents third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in St. Petersburg

Week-ending 18 June 2021 This month, the St. Petersburg based initiative group – Coming Out – launched its third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in Russia’s second largest city.…

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Person of the Week: Khalimat Taramova, forcibly taken by Chechen police from a women’s shelter in Dagestan

Week-ending 18 June 2021 On 10 June Khalimat Taramova, the daughter of an associate of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, was forcibly taken by police from a shelter for battered women…

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Quote for the Week. Veronika Lapina, Russian LGBT Network: “Russia has not fulfilled its obligations in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and Ismail.”

Week-ending 26 February 2021 “At the moment, we can assert that Russia has not fulfilled its obligations, at least in terms of admitting independent lawyers and doctors to Salekh and…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod the subject of ‘terrorism investigation’ in Chechnya.

Week-ending 12 February 2021 On 6 February 2021 the Russian LGBT Network reported that two gay men abducted in Nizhny Novgorod had been brought to Gudermes in Chechnya by FSB…

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Quote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya

Week-ending 5 February 2021 "They are tired and frightened. All this time they were being pressured to refuse a lawyer. There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. “There have been cases when relatives brought back to Chechnya people that we had evacuated and then these people would die or, we can say, were probably murdered” – Tim Bestsvet, spokesperson for the Russian LGBT Network, on the cases of two gay men forcibly taken from Nizhny Novgorod to Chechnya