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Judgment of Burlya and Others v. Ukraine: Local authorities held accountable for violating Convention rights of Roma residents in pogrom

December 19, 2018

By Tess Heirwegh, PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University This blog post will focus on the recent case of Burlya and Others v. Ukraine to highlight the negative role that local authorities may play in human rights realisation and why it is essential that the Court held them explicitly accountable for it. […]

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Human Rights Centre submits third party intervention in a case concerning ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers

May 02, 2018

By Sien Devriendt and Tess Heirwegh, PhD researchers, Human Rights Centre (Ghent University) The Human Rights Centre of Ghent University[1] has submitted a third party intervention in the case of Zeshan Muhammad against Spain. The case concerns the use of ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers. The applicant, a Pakistani citizen, was stopped for a […]

  • Saïla Ouald Chaib

Škorjanec v Croatia: victims of racist hate-crime “by association” protected by ECHR

June 13, 2017

When criminal offences are committed out of hate towards people with a particular skin color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc; this hate component is often considered to be an aggravating factor leading to a higher penalization of the crime. The primary victims of these hate crimes are the people who actually possess one those characteristics. […]