Memorial joins Katyn legal case as third party

posted 2 Jan 2013, 07:16 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 07:17 ]
27 December 2012 

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Over the past seven years, Memorial International Society has been endeavoring without success in Russia's courts to obtain an adequate assessment at all levels of the Katyn crime and to rehabilitate its victims. On 19 December 2012 the Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow, jointly with the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre in London and the University of Essex Transitional Justice Network in Colchester, obtained permission to join the Katyn case (Yanovets and others v. Russia) as a third party. The case is being heard in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. The request by the Memorial Human Rights Centre and its partners was sent to the Court on 6 December. [Read more]