Court awards €3m following “serious failings” in Russia’s response to Beslan terror attack

Human rights judges ruled today that the Russian authorities were responsible for “serious failings” in their response to the Beslan school terrorist attack, which left 180 children dead.

Russia: Jagland urges investigation after anti-LGBT attacks

The Secretary General’s 4 April letter to Tatiana Moskalkova, follows reports of “serious human rights violations of LGBT persons” in the Chechen Republic.

Russia: European court judgements on right to peaceful assembly

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has expressed concern about freedom of expression and of assembly in Russia, following mass detentions at demonstrations.

Russia: Court awards €45,000 to police electro-shock torture victim

The case concerned Arsan Mukayev’s allegation that he had been tortured by the police and that he had been convicted on the basis of statements he had made under duress.

Court: Jailing Russian prisoners far from families breached human rights law

The applicants in the case complained that the decisions to allocate prisoners to remote penal facilities -and their subsequent inability to obtain transfers – had violated their right to respect for family life.