Russia and the Strasbourg Court: evidentiary challenges arising from Russia’s expulsion from the Council of Europe

By Anne-Katrin Speck* Introduction It has been two months since Europe woke up to the horrific news that Russia had launched a brutal invasion of neighbouring Ukraine—two months during which Ukraine has seen immeasurable suffering and destruction, and two months which have dramatically changed Europe’s human rights landscape. It is no exaggeration to state thatContinue reading “Russia and the Strasbourg Court: evidentiary challenges arising from Russia’s expulsion from the Council of Europe”

First Thoughts on ‘Truth’ in Human Rights Adjudication

By: Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Ruwadzano Makumbe and Genaro Manrique For 18 months now, the DISSECT research project has started to explore evidence in international human rights adjudication. Focusing on the interplay between truth, power and evidence, one of its core questions is how the judicial process tries to eliminate but keeps having to deal with factualContinue reading “First Thoughts on ‘Truth’ in Human Rights Adjudication”