Compensation in Chechen disappearance cases

Giaziri, Sarah (2010) Compensation in Chechen disappearance cases. EHRAC bulletin (14). pp. 3-4.

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Abstract

This article highlights a recent increase in the level of awards of damages in Chechen disappearance cases. On 27 July 2006, the ECtHR found Russia responsible for the 'disappearance' and presumed death of Khadzhi-Murat Yandiyev, a 25-year-old Chechen. Bazorkina v Russia (No. 69481/01) 11/12/06 was a landmark case not only because it was the first Chechen disappearance case to be decided by the ECtHR, but also as it provided a guide as to how much the ECtHR would grant in terms of compensation in similar cases. The €35,000 awarded in non-pecuniary damages to Khadzhi-Murat’s mother became the benchmark for compensation in Chechen disappearance cases for the next few years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; Chechen disappearance cases; Chechnya; pecuniary damages; pecuniary compensation
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 14:48
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 14:54
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/558

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