Russia: Conviction of opposition leader Aleksey Navalnyy breached European human rights law

The case concerned the complaint by Aleksey Navalnyy, an opposition leader, and his brother Oleg Navalnyy, an entrepreneur, that their criminal conviction for fraud and money laundering was based on an unforeseeable application of criminal law and that the proceedings were arbitrary and unfair.

Court: Russia wrong to sanction editor over Chechen leaders’ statements splash

Judges have ruled that Russia’s criminal conviction of an editor for the publication of statements by Chechen leaders was unjustified, under human rights law.

Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s freedom of assembly laws need “ thorough revision”

“The Russian legislation on freedom of assembly has been made considerably more restrictive in recent years,” the Commissioner for Human Rights states in a new Memorandum published today.

Germany: Court decision on terrorism suspect’s Russia return

A chamber of seven judges of the European Court of Human Rights, decided unanimously to lift the interim measure on 29 August, (under Rule 39 of its Rules of Court) applied in the case of X. v. Germany (application no. 54646/17), suspending the removal from Germany to Russia of a Russian national residing in Germany, who is considered by the German authorities to constitute a threat to national security.

Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s Law on Foreign Agents contravenes human rights

In observations submitted to the Europan Court, Nils Muižnieks declares that the Russian Federation’s legislative framework on non-commercial organisations is incompatible with international and European human rights standards.