20 April 2020
On 20 April 2020 SJI made a submission to the Committee of Ministers on the Khanamirova v Russia group of cases, which concerns the non-enforcement of custody decisions in favor of the applicants, in violation of their right to family life. The submission sets out the execution of individual measures by Russia in three cases handed down by the European Court between April 2018 and October 2019, analyzes shortcomings in legal remedies which perpetuate the problem on the national level, and makes recommendations regarding the adoption of general measures.
27 August 2019
SJI sent information to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders in connection with searches carried out of its partner organizations in Russia by the Ministry of Interior and the Federal Security Service (FSB) in mid-August 2019. Staff of partner organizations "Astreya" in Moscow and "Pravovaia Initsiativa" in Nazran (Ingushetia) were intimidated and documents were removed from the latter's office.
9 July 2019
SJI sent a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the freedom of peaceful assembly concerning the detention and pending trials of 7 activists from Ingushetia who were arrested following their participation in protests in March 2019 in the context of an ongoing internal border dispute between the Russian regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya. The 7 activists and public figures have been charged with inciting mass riots and are being held in pre-trial detention in Nalchik and Vladikavkaz.
15 May 2019
SJI sent a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment following his call for inputs on the theme of "domestic violence and the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment."
12 April 2019
On 12 April 2019 the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) published its Views in S.T. v Russia, its first decision on domestic violence in Russia. Shema Timagova, the author of the communication, is a victim of severe domestic violence from Chechnya.