CASE NO.2

Identoba and others against Georgia

In the case of “Identoba and Others v. Georgia”, the European Court of Human Rights considered complaints from the NGO Identoba and 14 individuals who participated in peaceful protest against homophobia in Tbilisi. All of the complainants had expected state protection from aggressive opponents but were badly beaten with the acquiescence of police officers.

The right to peaceful assembly is guaranteed in numerous international human rights instruments. Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others”. The European Court of Human Rights oversees state compliance with the convention. You can learn more about international and regional human rights standards on our online courses.

A long time before the European court…

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