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Число жалоб Hа Россию в Страсбург Oпять Pастет

Posted by Info on 28/04/2011

Павел Лаптев, уполномоченный Российской Федерации при ЕСПЧ в 1999-2007 годах, а ныне заведующий кафедрой европейского права Российской академии правосудия, рассказал на круглом столе во вторник в Москве, что в первые годы участия России в системе ЕСПЧ россияне подавали около четырех тысяч жалоб в год, затем число исков превысило 11 тысяч в год, потом – снизилось на 18-19%, но в последние два года взмыло вверх, перекрыв рекордные показатели середины нулевых годов.

В 2010 году в Страсбург от россиян поступило более 14 300 жалоб. В 2009 их было 13 666. Россия присоединилась к системе ЕСПЧ в 1998 году.

В последние пару лет резко выросло количество исков по поводу условий содержания в следственных изоляторах. “Тут еще и средства массовой информации уделяли много внимания этому вопросу, и это, конечно, подталкивало заявителей к тому, чтобы обращаться в Страсбург”, – сказал Лаптев.
Российская пресса особенно много стала писать об изоляторах после смерти в ноябре 2009 года в предварительном заключении юриста Сергея Магнитского.

89% жалоб от россиян ЕСПЧ отказывается рассматривать. Главной причиной этого считает правовую безграмотность, мешающую россиянам правильно оценить подсудность своего дела либо просто правильно оформить иск.
..из тех жалоб, которые проходят эту стадию проверки “приемлемости”, в 94% случаев Россия признается виновной в нарушении европейской Конвенции о защите прав человека”,

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Azerbaijan Cracks Down Hard On Protests Including Children

Posted by Info on 28/04/2011

In oil-rich Azerbaijan, opposition supporters inspired by revolutions in the Arab world are taking to the streets and calling for a change of government. President Aliyev’s family has ruled with an iron grip since 1993.

The Azeri government understands that we have the same system here as they had in Tunisia or Egypt… in fact it is a totally corrupt government” said Political analyst Arastun Orujlu.

It is a peaceful Sunday afternoon in Baku’s immaculately restored city centre. In a central square next to the ruling party’s headquarters, hundreds of people stroll around the 19th Century fountain or chat with friends. In total 65 people were detained. Even some 5 years old girl shouts out “freedom” and punches her tiny fist into the air. She is grabbed by police, starts to cry, and is pushed into a police car.
All were arrested either on their way to the protest, or as soon as they shouted out anything criticising the government.

“For the past five years the situation was very bad when it comes to guaranteeing human rights and freedoms. People just waited and waited and waited. But because of events in the Arab world, people here now understand that they should go and ask the government to meet their demands. Now people realise they have a real chance of changing something.”

The media is tightly controlled by the state and almost 80% of the population either never use the internet or do not know what it is.

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Kadyrov at Court: Murdered Estemirova ‘Was Not Defending Rights’

Posted by Info on 28/04/2011

Estemirova was outside her home in the Chechen capital Grozny before her bullet-ridden body was found in a forest in July 2009.
Rights group Memorial said Kadyrov was behind the murder, a claim it was ordered to retract following a lawsuit by Kadyrov.

The Chechen leader Kadyrov, who called Estemirova a “woman without honor or shame” shortly before her death, has denied the allegation.

Murdered Chechen rights activist Natalia Estemirova did nothing for the Chechen people, the republic’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov told a Moscow court hearing during a video today . “I saw in her work nothing holy or useful for the Chechen people. She wasn’t defending human rights. She was just talking but wasn’t defending any rights.”

Estemirova recorded hundreds of cases of abuse against civilians by the militia under control of Kadyrov, the 34-year-old former separatist rebel turned Kremlin loyalist.

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Dagestan President: Terrorists Now Understand Our Language Of Force

Posted by Info on 28/04/2011

The president of Dagestan, Magomedsalam Magomedov, believes the solution to the terrorist problem lies in improving the standard of living in the region. In an interview he says it would help prevent militants from boosting their ranks.

RT: Recently, you have had a major success in liquidating the Dagestan chapter of the most-wanted militant network in Russia. Does this mean you are winning the war on terror?
MM: Of course, this is a very important event. A big group of militants have been killed along with their leader, which is a great success...They reject us when we urge them to lay down weapons and return to a peaceful life. … they now only understand the language of force. And, of course, such operations will continue until we have eliminated the terrorist underground in our republic. ..This, however, is not the only method we use to fight terrorism. This is just the coercive aspect. We also need to strip extremists and terrorists of their base, stop the inflow of new recruits, and that requires solving a wide range of issues.

  • RT: How can this be achieved? In fact, you’re saying exactly what the president’s representative in the North Caucasus, Aleksandr Khloponin, says: that the problem is not that there are a thousand militants, but that they keep refilling their ranks. How do you break this vicious cycle?
    MM: This is a more complex task that requires a systemic, comprehensive approach. Terrorism is a global phenomenon. It is not limited to our republic, or our region, and methods to fight it are well-known. First of all, we need to change the social and economic situation in the republic. We must restore the economy, create new jobs, and get young people involved in normal life. We need to give them education and jobs.

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