Week-ending 3 July 2020
EHRAC and HRW intervene in Chechnya LGBTI+ crackdown case
EHRAC and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have filed a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) arguing that a case concerning the alleged abduction and torture of a gay man during a crackdown on LGBTI+ people should be considered within the context of the “persistent and systemic failure by Russian authorities to conduct effective investigations in Chechnya” as required by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). EHRAC, 2 July 2020
EHRAC is a team of expert lawyers and NGO-management professionals, specialising in international human rights law, focusing primarily on the European Convention on Human Rights. The organisation operates as an independent human rights centre, based within Middlesex University School of Law, London.
EHRAC uses international legal mechanisms to challenge serious human rights abuses in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Ukraine, in partnership with committed local lawyers and NGOs. The organisation aims to secure justice for victims of human rights violations and their families, and bring about lasting systemic change in the region. Read more