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15 November 2007

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Russia in Three Cases from Chechnya

The European Court of Human Rights today condemned Russia for disappearances, extra-judicial execution and illegal occupation and damage of property in three cases from Chechnya, Russian Justice Initiative said today.

13 November 2007

European Court of Human Rights to Rule on Three Cases from Chechnya

On 15 November 2007, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on three cases from Chechnya. The three cases concern enforced disappearances, extra-judicial executions and the illegal expropriation of property.

8 November 2007

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Russia for Non-investigation of Torture

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today condemned Russia for non-investigation of torture allegations in Chechnya. The Court did not, however, find that it had enough evidence to rule that the applicant had been tortured.

5 November 2007

European Court of Human Rights to Rule in Chechen Torture Case

On 8 November 2007, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hand down judgement in the second case concerning torture in Chechnya. The applicant in the case was subjected to torture in several detention centers, including in the infamous Chernokozovo detention center.

4 October 2007

European Court of Human Rights condemns Russia in Three Chechen Cases

European Court of Human Rights condemns Russia in Three Chechen Cases

The European Court of Human Rights today condemned Russia in three cases related to the mass killing of civilians in the Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny, Chechnya. The Russian authorities were held responsible for violation of the right of life in all three cases.

2 October 2007

European Court of Human Rights to Rule in Three Chechen Cases

European Court of Human Rights to Rule in Three Chechen Cases

On 4 October 2007, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hand down judgments in three cases concerning the mass killing of civilians in the Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny, Chechnya. Russian federal forces killed at least 51 civilians in the Staropromyslovsky district between late December 1999 and early February 2000.

10 August 2007

SRJI Moscow Office Director to Receive International Human Rights Award

SRJI Moscow Office Director to Receive International Human Rights Award

The American Bar Association will today award Elena Ezhova, the director of the Russian Justice Initiative Moscow office, its 2007 International Human Rights Award.

10 May 2007

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Russia in Chechen Disappearance and Murder Case

European Court of Human Rights Condemns Russia in Chechen Disappearance and Murder Case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today condemned Russia for the disappearance and killing of a young man from Chechnya. This is the tenth judgment by the European Court of Human Rights regarding grave human rights abuses in Chechnya.

7 May 2007

European Court of Human Rights to Rule in Chechen Disappearance and Murder Case

European Court of Human Rights to Rule in Chechen Disappearance and Murder Case

On 10 May 2007, the European Court of Human Rights will rule on the disappearance and murder of a young man from Chechnya. The case is the tenth judgment by the European Court of Human Rights regarding grave human rights abuses in Chechnya.

5 April 2007

European Court of Human Rights condemns Russia on Chechen disappearance case

European Court of Human Rights condemns Russia on Chechen disappearance case

The European Court of Human Rights today condemned Russia for the disappearance and death of a 61-year old Chechen man. In a strongly worded judgment, the Court also condemned the practice of disappearances in Chechnya and lamented the acquiescence in the situation on the part of the authorities.

2 April 2007

European Court to rule on Chechen disappearance filmed by Russian soldiers

European Court to rule on Chechen disappearance filmed by Russian soldiers

The European Court of Human Rights will on 5 April 2007 rule on a disappearance case from Chechnya. The main evidence in the case is unique videofootage of the detention made by Russian soldiers.

27 February 2007

Russian Government Registers Russian Justice Initiative

Russia's Federal Registration Service (FRS) has registered the branch office of Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) in Moscow. The office was entered into the registry of non-governmental organizations on 20 February 2007 after two previous rejections on technical grounds.

25 January 2007

Russian Government Rejects Registration of Russian Justice Initiative for Second Time

Russia's Federal Registration Service (FRS) has refused to register the representative office of Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) in Moscow for a second time. The refusal comes just one day after the European Court of Human Rights found Russia guilty of torturing two Chechens in custody.

18 January 2007

European Court condemns Russia in first torture case from Chechnya

European Court condemns Russia in first torture case from Chechnya

The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Russia in the first torture case from Chechnya to be heard by the Court.

16 January 2007

European Court to Rule on First Torture Case from Chechnya

European Court to Rule on First Torture Case from Chechnya

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on the case concerning torture in Chechnya on 18 January 2007. The judgment will be the first in a string of torture cases from Chechnya lodged with the Court.