These proceedings concern a state’s response to attacks, perpetrated by private individuals, which were allegedly motivated by bias against sexual and gender minorities. All attacks took place during, or in the vicinity of, planned public demonstrations by members of Russia’s LGBT+ community. The Trust does not comment on the facts of the cases, but seeks to make submissions which are relevant to the circumstances.
Remedies and Enforcement
The joined applications in these proceedings concern alleged failures by the State Party to protect the applicants against acts of violence by third parties. They raise the issue of whether the authorities have complied with their positive obligation, within the meaning of Article 3 of the Convention, to prevent such violence and to prosecute those responsible for it.
These proceedings concern a state’s response to complaints of persistent and serious gender-based violence. This violence was perpetrated by a private actor – the applicant’s ex-partner – and was reported to the police on a number of occasions. The applicant claims that the state authorities failed to protect her against such violence and that the police refused to institute criminal proceedings in connection with the allegations of abuse and battery against the perpetrator.
A memorandum prepared by Dr Dimitrina Petrova, the founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust, for the Global Citizenship Commission. It was used in the preparation of their report, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century, the findings of which were presented to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on 18 April 2016.
A reported produced by the Global Citizenship Commission, chaired by former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. The report examines how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can be updated and implemented in the 21st Century. The report findings were presented to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on 18 April 2016.
This infographic showcases the work of the Equal Rights Trust with its partner, the Federation of Women Lawyers - Kenya, and 33 Community Based Organisation to provide legal and financial support to women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, limited access to education, and problems inheriting land and property.