Khashiyev v Russia (Lead: app. No. 57942/00), Abakarova and Others v. Russia (App. 16664/07)
Briefed on: 24 May 2016
This group of more than 200 cases arises predominantly out of the 1999-2006 Chechen conflict and includes cases of aerial bombardment, extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture. In 2015, the Court rendered the third judgment concerning the bombing of the Katyr-Yurt village. Echoing the findings of Isayeva v. Russia (2005) and Abuyeva and others v. Russia (2010), the Court found in the Abakarova case that Russia violated article 2 (right to life) and article 13 (right to an effective remedy) by failing to investigate the Katyr-Yurt bombing and provide redress for victims. The Abakarova judgment became final on 14 March 2016.
Speaker: Kirill Korotev, legal director, Memorial Human Rights CentrRead More