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29 December 2015

Suspect in domestic violence death case detained in Ingushetia

The Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for Sunzhensky District, Republic of Ingushetia, has detained Murad Khuseinovich Paragulgov, nephew of Mukharbek Yevloyev, husband of Marem Aliyeva who went missing in September. Paragulgov is suspected of kidnapping Marem’s sister Elizaveta Aliyeva and of unlawful invasion of her home.  

21 December 2015

Russia confirms before the European Court a discriminatory approach towards mothers in the North Caucasus

On 21 December 2015 Russian Justice Initiative sent its Observations on the Russian Government’s position concerning the case of Elita Magomadova v Russia, who has not seen her now six-year-old son for more than two years.

9 December 2015

Commentary: Russia’s Constitutional Court versus the European Court of Human Rights

On 9 December 2015 the Federation Council of the Russian legislature approved amendments to the Federal Law “On the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation", which for the first time in 17 years since Russia's ratification of the European Convention will allow Russia to legally ignore the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

8 December 2015

European Court holds Russia responsible of right-to-life violation

The decisions by the European Court for Human Rights have demonstrated the illegality of the detention of Sagayev and Mukayev and the failure of the investigation into their disappearance. In accordance with the Court’s judgment, the Russian Federation must pay both Khasan Sagayev’s sister and Rasul Mukayev’s parents  €60,000 in moral damages. Mukayev’s parents also received €10,000 in material damages. Upon learning of the decision of the European Court for Human Rights, the relatives of Khasan Sagayev and Rasul Mukayev have stated that they still hope for the uncovering of the crimes and that their loved ones will be found. Khava Sagayeva has noted that the plate number of the APC that took away her brother is known, which means that it is possible to identify the servicemen responsible and to establish the facts of what happened next. Russian Justice Initiative will continue to seek the enforcement of the judgment of the ECtHR – not only as concerns the compensation payments, but also the investigation as such.

18 November 2015

Criminal case is opened into the murder of a domestic violence victim in Ingushetia

Criminal case is opened into the murder of a domestic violence victim in Ingushetia

On 18 November 2015 a criminal case was opened by the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Ingushetia into the murder by unknown persons of 37-year old Marem Aliyeva. The case was opened on the basis of statements submitted by Marem’s sister, Elizaveta. 

13 November 2015

Russian Justice Initiative makes submission to the Hague on behalf of victims of the Georgian conflict

Russian Justice Initiative makes submission to the Hague on behalf of victims of the Georgian conflict

On 12 November Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) submitted the statements of victims on war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 2008 Georgian-South Ossetian conflict to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Victims complained of the use of indiscriminate weapons, murder, disappearances and torture. Materials were submitted in the framework of a joint submission to the ICC from RJI and the International Partnership for Human Rights. 

13 October 2015

RJI submits shadow report to UN Women’s Committee on Women’s Rights in the North Caucasus

RJI submits shadow report to UN Women’s Committee on Women’s Rights in the North Caucasus

In preparation for the 62nd session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women—the monitoring body of the United Nation’s “Women’s Convention” or CEDAW—Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) and the Chechnya Advocacy Network (CAN) submitted a shadow report to the Committee concerning Russia’s compliance with the CEDAW Convention in the North Caucasus region. 

2 September 2015

RJI replies to Russian Government’s claims concerning execution of European Court judgments on the North Caucasus

On 2 September 2015 RJI replied to the Russian Government’s submission to the Committee of Ministers of 24 July 2015, which contained the Government’s most recent Action Plan on the execution of the Aslakhanova judgment and the entire group of Chechen cases in general. 

25 August 2015

RJI reports on domestic remedies for disappearances in the North Caucasus and on the establishment of remains to the Committee of Ministers

On 25 August 2015 RJI made two submissions to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoM) concerning various aspects of the execution of the judgment in the case of Israilova and others v Russia. The applicant’s son, Sharpuddin Israilov, disappeared in December 2002 from Khankala military base in Grozny.

29 July 2015

RJI submits observations to the Committee of Ministers concerning execution of the judgment Tangiyev v Russia

On 29 July 2015 RJI submitted observations to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoM) concerning execution of the judgment of the Court in Tangiyev v Russia. The submission reported on the final outcome of the applicant’s re-trial in Russia following the decision of the Russian Supreme Court of December 2013 to quash the applicant’s conviction and send his case for re-examination before the Supreme Court of Chechnya.

26 March 2015

Two years after ECtHR judgment, Supreme Court upholds new conviction of torture victim

Two years after ECtHR judgment, Supreme Court upholds new conviction of torture victim

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Timur Tangiyev following his re-trial before the Supreme Court of Chechnya, which was plagued with procedural and other irregularities, said “Russian Justice Initiative”. The re-trial was ordered on 25 December 2013 by the Russian Supreme Court, after quashing Tangiyev’s conviction of a raft of serious crimes following a finding by the European Court of Human Rights that Mr Tangiyev’s trial and resulting conviction had been unfair because of its reliance on evidence obtained under torture. By the time Mr Tangiyev’s case reached the Presidium of the Supreme Court in 2013, he had served ten years out of his 22-year sentence.

13 February 2015

ECHR Communicates Case of Kidnapped Bride in Ingushetia

ECHR Communicates Case of Kidnapped Bride in Ingushetia

On 12 February 2015, the European Court of Human Rights communicated a case to the Russian Government concerning the lack of investigation into circumstances that led a young woman to lapse into a coma in Ingushetia. The case concerns a young woman who was kidnapped into marriage, and later returned to her mother’s house, having lapsed into a vegetative state. She had previously been in very good health all of her life.