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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