Russia: Jailed Chechnya conflict critic awarded €12,500 after human rights breach

Human rights judges have appealed for a “cautious” approach to hatespeech by governments after ruling that Russia had been harsh in jailing for five years, a critic of the Chechnya conflict.

Ukraine: Grand Chamber to examine four complaints against Russia over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights Chamber dealing with four inter-State applications by Ukraine against Russia has decided to relinquish jurisdiction over the cases in favour of the Grand Chamber.

Russia: Chechen woman’s terror conviction human rights complaint reaches European court’s Grand Chamber

A European court Grand Chamber hearing is now underway into a case brought against Russia by a Chechen woman convicted on terrorism charges.

Court: Russian customs’ copying of photojournalist’s laptop files breached human rights law

The case concerned the copying of the data from a photojournalist Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivashchenko’s laptop by Russian customs officials.

Germany: Court rejects terror suspect’s complaint against deportation to Russia

In its decision in the case of X v. Germany (application no. 54646/17) the European Court of Human Rights unanimously declared the application inadmissible.