Litigation

Justice Initiative lawyers have represented scores of individuals and groups before domestic and international human rights courts and tribunals around the world. These cases seek not only to vindicate individual claims, but to establish and strengthen the law’s protection for all. 

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Sentsov and Kolchenko v. Russia

The imposition of Russian nationality on Ukrainian citizens in Crimea resulted in the violation of the applicants' fair trial rights.

Last update: November 20, 2019
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Bumbeș v. Romania

Together with Greenpeace Romania, the Justice Initiative argued that activist Mihail-Liviu Bumbeș should not have been required to give three days' notice when he and three others chained themselves to the gate of a Romanian government building.

Last update: July 18, 2019
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Democracy and Human Rights Resource Centre and Others v. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's freezing of the bank accounts of NGOs and human rights activists represents a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Last update: November 20, 2018
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Huseynov v. Azerbaijan

Emin Huseynov, an Azerbaijani journalist, argues that a declaration renouncing his nationality—made under duress—cannot be used by the government to revoke his citizenship.

Last update: December 07, 2017
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Dabetić v. Italy

The Justice Initiative has filed an application before the European Court of Human Rights regarding Italy’s failure to remediate an individual's prolonged status of statelessness in a timely manner, which resulted in harms including inability to work, threat of deportation, and denial of protection from the state.

Last update: June 19, 2017
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Girleanu v. Romania

A Romanian journalist was temporarily detained, charged, and fined for having confidential information related to national security in his possession.

Last update: August 26, 2014
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Yildirim v. Turkey

A court in Turkey issued an injunction blocking access for all Turkish-based Internet users to the entire Google Sites domain, supposedly to block access to a single website which included content deemed offensive.

Last update: July 06, 2011
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Kasabova v. Bulgaria

The case, involving a journalist found liable for criminal libel, raised questions about the burden of proof and liability standards that ought to apply in criminal defamation proceedings.

Last update: April 19, 2011
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