The Israilov Case and Human Rights in Chechnya
On November 26, 2010, the first part of the trial concerning the murder of a Chechen refugee, Umar Israilov, ended in Vienna. Israilov was killed in January 2009 in what is claimed to have been a failed kidnapping by a group of Chechen exiles. The murder is allegedly politically motivated and instigated by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov as a response to the victim’s complaint to the European Court of Human Rights. The complaint implicated Kadyrov and the Chechen leadership, as well as the Russian security forces, in massive human rights violations during and after the armed conflicts in the region.
A Steady Hand: The EU 2019 Strategy & Policy Toward Central Asia
Executive Summary The launch of a new EU Strategy for Central Asia in June 2019 marked a milestone in the gradual development of relations between the EU and the region. […]