Rasul Jafarov v Azerbaijan, as part of the Ilgar Mammadov group (Appl. No. 69981/14)
Briefed on: 20 February and 5 September 2017
The case concerns an arrest and pre-trial detention of Azerbaijani human rights defender Rasul Jafarov, which the Court found unlawful and aimed to silence and punish the applicant for his human rights activities, in violation of Articles 5 and 18 of the Convention.
- Rule 9 submission of Philip Leach, legal representative of Rasul Jafarov and Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC)
- Expert legal opinion of Julian Knowles QC, Matrix Chambers
- Two written submissions to the Committee of Ministers by Ramute Remezaite, legal consultant for EHRAC: first and second
- Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights