The European Court and Soviet political repression : a trap for potential applicants?

Tishaev, Furkat (2011) The European Court and Soviet political repression : a trap for potential applicants? EHRAC bulletin (15). pp. 3-5.

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Abstract

This article discusses the case of Kiladze v Georgia and points out the potential limitations of the judgment's application to Russian victims in the light of the distinctions between the two domestic legislative regimes. On 2 February 2010, the ECtHR delivered a judgment in the case of Klaus & Iouri Kiladze v Georgia (No. 7975/06). The ECtHR found Georgia responsible for having failed to provide the applicants with the compensation to which they were legally entitled as victims of Soviet political repression. It required Georgia to rapidly introduce the necessary legislative and budgetary measures to make the applicants' existing rights under Georgian law effective and ordered it to pay the applicants 4,000 EUR each if it failed to do so within six months of the judgment becoming final. As previously reported in this Bulletin, this judgment has significance for thousands of other Georgians in a similar position. The current progress of the implementation of the Kiladze judgment in Georgia is discussed in the article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; human rights violations; compensation; Georgia; Georgian law; Russia; Russian government; European Court of Human Rights; ECtHR
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: 30 Apr 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 08:37
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/566

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