European Court of Human Rights

Putin Signs Law Which Will Allow Russia to Ignore International Human Rights Court Decisions

Russia

“This law will have far reaching consequences for the people who depend on the judgements of international human rights courts to get moral and financial redress. In the North Caucasus region of Russia for example, thousands of victims and their families have benefitted from the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, having received compensation for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and other grave human rights abuses”, said Joanna Kurosz, Programme Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Fourth “FUTURA” Competition to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 3-5 of July, Civil Rights Defenders will organise the fourth “FUTURA” competition at the Municipal Court in Travnik (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The competition is a qualifying event for prospective participants of the Regional Moot Court Competition Before the European Court Of Human Rights. “It is much more than just a qualifying stage for the Moot Court Competition before the ECtHR, it is also another chance to gain experience, knowledge and establish contacts amongst fellow law students”, said Ena Bavcic at Civil Rights Defenders.

Maintaining the rule of law in cooperation with Russian Justice Initiative

The cooperation between Russian Justice Initiative and Civil Rights Defenders aims at highlighting the failure of the rule of law in Russia by taking legal approaches to secure legal remedies and reparations for victims of serious human rights abuses committed during the conflict in Chechnya and other North Caucasus republics, such as extraordinary killings, torture and enforced disappearances.