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European Court of Human Rights again finds extended detention of stateless individuals illegal

OLGA ABRAMENKO, EXPERT AT ADC MEMORIAL

On January 29 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a judgment in case no. 23019/15 Alimuradov v. Russia holding that there had been a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment), Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security of person) and Article 5 § 4 (speedy review by a court of the lawfulness of detention) and a judgment in case no. 8279/16 Mardonshoyev v. Russia holding that there had been a violation of Article 5 § 1.

You can read the full analysis of the two cases on the European Network on Statelessness

Recent judgments bring promise of real change and improvement, yet lack of positive changes in legislation and practice still dramatically affect the situation of stateless people in Russia. ADC Memorial will continue to work with stateless people currently in detention in Russia and we hope that this work coupled with advocacy wiil finally bring about real legislative change which would mandate strict judicial control and oversight over the length of the detention of stateless people.

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