On 16 April 2020, the ICJ and other NGOs submitted a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in the case Lapunov v. Russia (Application No. 28834/19). It concerns a Russian man, who argues that he was tortured during a crackdown on LGBTI people in Chechnya.
He alleges that his case was not properly investigated by Russian authorities.
In its submissions to the Court the ICJ, the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe), the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (The AIRE Centre), Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) and REDRESS argued that the identity of the victim of violence as an LGBTI person should be taken into account in the assessment of any violations of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The submission can be found here: Russia-Lapunov v Russia-Advocacy-Legal submissions-2020-ENGAdvocacyLegal submissions