Davis Center: "Russian Gender-based Discrimination Cases and the European Court of Human Rights; Barriers and Opportunities"


Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South S354, 1730 Cambridge St.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has become a focal point for citizens across Council of Europe member states to try to obtain legal remedies for their claims of domestic human rights violations. Approximately 11,000 Russian cases now sit in the Court's case pipeline. Yet very few of these cases have involved human rights claims based on gender discrimination. Why is this the case, despite the widespread popularity of ECtHR claims across Russia, and ongoing prevalence of evident gender-based discrimination?


Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Associate Professor of Political Science, The University of British Columbia
Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science, Clark University; Center Associate, Davis Center

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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