New article: Purge – Until There Is No One Left- Why the Treatment of LGBTQI+ Persons in Chechnya Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity

New article: Purge – Until There Is No One Left- Why the Treatment of LGBTQI+ Persons in Chechnya Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity

Source: https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/purge-until-there-is-no-one-left/
Why the Treatment of LGBTQI+ Persons in Chechnya Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity
30.07.2021 | by Dilara Karmen Yaman
In February 2021, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a complaint in Germany for crimes committed in Chechnya, allegedly by five perpetrators including the Chechen Deputy Prime Minister and other government and security forces against approximately 150 LGBTQI+ persons between 2017 and 2020. The allegations include persecution, arbitrary and unlawful arrests and detentions, torture, forced disappearance, and sexual abuse. This piece examines whether the treatment of Chechnya’s LGBTQI+ community amounts to crimes against humanity under international law.

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