Violation of article 18 of the ECHR

Merabishvili v Georgia (Application 72508/13)

Briefed on: 23 November 2018

The case concerns violations suffered by the applicant, a former Prime Minister of Georgia, in the context of the criminal proceedings instituted against him in December 2012 and January 2013, for alleged embezzlement and the abuse of official authority (violations of Article 5 § 3 and Article 18 taken in conjunction with Article 5 § 1 of the Convention). The briefing on this case by delivered by Otar Kakhidze, Georgian MP.

You can download the text of the EHRAC rule 9 submission on this case, as well as all attachments: annexe 1, 2, 3 , 4 and 5. The power point presentation of Mr Kakhidze is here. The October 2018 Action Plan from the Georgian government can be downloaded here. The November 2018 Rule 9.2. submission by the Public Defender of Georgia can be downloaded here.

Other documents presented by Mr Kakhidze:

Nov 2018 letter from Georgian MPs to the CM-DH.

October statement from Georgian NGOs on the crisis of institutions in Georgia

Excerpt from the Georgian Public Defender Report 2018

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Failure to conduct proper police investigation

Failure to conduct proper police investigation

Gharibashvili group v Georgia (Appl. No. 11830/03)

Briefed on: 5 September 2017

This group of six judgments and eleven decisions concerns the lack of effective investigations into allegations of violations of the right to life and of ill-treatment (procedural aspects of Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights).

  • Intervention by Nino Jomarjidze, Strategic Litigation Lawyer, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association
  • Action report by the Georgian government
  • Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights
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Failure to protect LGBTI protestors from violent attacks

Failure to protect LGBTI protestors from violent attacks

Identoba and Others v Georgia (Appl. No. 73235/12)

Briefed on: 29 November 2016 and on 28 May 2018

The case concerns a peaceful demonstration in Tbilisi in May 2012 to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, which was violently disrupted by counter-demonstrators. The applicants, an NGO, Identoba, and 13 individuals, complained that the Georgian authorities had failed to protect them from violent attacks and to effectively investigate the incident, including the discriminatory motive behind the attacks.

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