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Osman Kavala v. Turkey: unravelling the Matryoshka dolls

December 12, 2019

By Emre Turkut (PhD Researcher at Ghent University and DAAD Visiting Fellow at the Hertie School in Berlin) On 10 December 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) delivered its much-awaited decision in the case of Osman Kavala v. Turkey, an application lodged by a human rights defender and philanthropist to challenge […]

  • Corina Heri

Merabishvili, Mammadov and Targeted Criminal Proceedings: Recent Developments under Article 18 ECHR

December 15, 2017

By Corina Heri, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam On 28 November, the Grand Chamber issued a judgment in Merabishvili v. Georgia. Twelve days earlier, the Fifth Section issued its judgment in Ilgar Mammadov (No. 2) v. Azerbaijan. Both judgments concern, among other provisions of the ECHR, its often-overlooked Article 18, which prohibits States […]