EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Strasbourg court orders Russia to compensate Chechen family of Karimov

Posted by Info on 17/07/2009

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Russia to pay 50,000 euros ($70,200) in compensation to the relatives of a Chechen who was abducted in 2003.

Relatives of Arbi Karimov, abducted near Grozny in 2003, appealed to Russian law enforcement many times before filing a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Russia of failing to carry out an effective investigation to find the culprits.

Russia has lost the majority of cases brought against it in the Strasbourg-based court. In 2008, the court ruled against Russia 245 times. Overall, around 20% of all complaints made to the court in the past decade have involved Russia.

Chechnya saw two brutal separatist wars in the 1990s and early 2000s. Security has improved in the North Caucasus republic, although violence involving militants remains a frequent occurrence.

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