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9 July 2019

SJI makes submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of assembly in Ingushetia

SJI sent a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the freedom of peaceful assembly concerning the detention and pending trials of 7 activists from Ingushetia who were arrested following their participation in protests in March 2019 in the context of an ongoing internal border dispute between the Russian regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya. The 7 activists and public figures have been charged with inciting mass riots and are being held in pre-trial detention in Nalchik and Vladikavkaz. 

15 May 2019

SJI makes submission to UN Special Rapporteur on domestic violence as a form of torture

SJI sent a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment following his call for inputs on the theme of "domestic violence and the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment." 

12 April 2019

CEDAW Committee issues first decision on domestic violence in Russia

CEDAW Committee issues first decision on domestic violence in Russia

On 12 April 2019 the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) published its Views in S.T. v Russia, its first decision on domestic violence in Russia. Shema Timagova, the author of the communication, is a victim of severe domestic violence from Chechnya.

18 December 2018

Killed by gossip: “Honor killings” of women in the North Caucasus. Report on the results of a qualitative study in the republics of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya (Russian Federation)

Killed by gossip: “Honor killings” of women in the North Caucasus. Report on the results of a qualitative study in the republics of Dagestan,  Ingushetia and Chechnya (Russian Federation)

An analysis of “honor killings” illustrates that they are motivated not by tradition, custom (adat) or the norms of Sharia law, but rather by the arbitrary and self-styled ambitions of individuals and clans. The practice is borne out of and incited by the pressure of public opinion, gossip, rumors and slander.