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23 November 2006

Russian Government Rejects Registration of Russian Justice Initiative

Russia's Federal Registration Service (FRS) has refused to register the representative office of Stichting Russian Justice Initiative (SRJI) in Moscow.

9 November 2006

European Court condemns Russia for disappearances and murder in two landmark rulings

In two separate judgments today, the European Court of Human Rights held Russia responsible for the disappearance of a father and son and for the disappearance and subsequent murder of a woman whose body was found in the largest mass grave in Chechnya (Photo: Johanna Bjorken, Human Rights Watch).

8 November 2006

Court to issue ruling in first Chechen disappearance and murder of a woman

Court to issue ruling in first Chechen disappearance and murder of a woman

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on the first case regarding the disappearance and murder of a woman in Chechnya on 9 November 2006. The body was found together with fifty other dead bodies in a mass grave close to the military headquarters at Khankala in Chechnya.

7 November 2006

Disappearance of father and son in Chechnya to be decided

Disappearance of father and son in Chechnya to be decided

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on a case regarding the disappearance of two family members in Chechnya on 9 November 2006. The case, Imakayeva v. Russia, concerns the detention and disappearance of Said-Khusein Imakayev and the subsequent disappearance of his father, Said-Magomed Imakayev (Photo: http://www.immigrationhereandthere.org).

30 October 2006

ECHR judgment in Bazorkina v. Russia becomes final

On 27 October the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Bazorkina v Russia became final. The State now has three months, or until 27th January 2007, to award the applicant, Fatima Bazorkina, the pecuniary and non-pecunairy damages and costs designated to her as just satisfaction.

12 October 2006

Russia held responsible for summary execution of five

Russia held responsible for summary execution of five

The European Court of Human Rights today held Russia responsible for the summary execution of five members of the Estamirov family in Chechnya in February 2000, Stichting Russian Justice Initiative said. At least eleven other incidents of summary executions committed on the same day in the same region of Chechnya are pending before the Court.

6 October 2006

Summary execution of five family-members in Chechnya to be decided by Court

Summary execution of five family-members in Chechnya to be decided by Court

The European Court of Human Rights will on 12 October 2006 deliver its judgment in a case concerning the summary execution of five family members in Chechnya. The case, Estamirov v. Russia, is a particularly horrific example of the violations that have taken place in Chechnya during the second Chechen war.

27 July 2006

Russia held responsible for Chechen disappearance

Russia held responsible for Chechen disappearance

The European Court of Human Rights today held Russia responsible for the illegal detention and summary execution of a young man in Chechnya. The case is the first that the European Court has decided regarding disappearances in Chechnya and it sets important precedents for other disappearance cases from Chechnya.

12 July 2006

European Court to decide on first disappearance in Chechnya

European Court to decide on first disappearance in Chechnya

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver its judgment in the first case concerning disappearances in Chechnya on 27 July, 2006.

16 June 2006

Job announcement

The Chechnya Justice Project seeks to hire two part-time lawyers in Chechnya and Ingushetia.

16 February 2006

2nd training workshop on ECtHR litigation

2nd training workshop on ECtHR litigation

On March 24-26, 2006, the Stitching Russian Justice Initiative hosted the 2nd Training Workshop on European Court of Human Rights Litigation. The workshop was attended by lawyer and human rights defenders from the Republics of the Northern Caucasus who are involved in criminal law practice and interested in bringing cases before the ECtHR.