sexual orientation, right to freedom of assembly, discrimination, right to an effective remedy, margin of appreciation, Articles 11, 13 and 14 European Convention on Human Rights, Alekseyev v Russia
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On 11 April 2011 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) rejected a referral request by the government of the Russian Federation in respect of Alekseyev v Russia.1 As a result, the judgment of the First Section of the Court that the Russian government had violated Mr Alekseyev's rights under Articles 11, 13 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘the Convention’)2 became final.3 The judgment in Alekseyev is important for lesbian and gay rights in a number of respects, not least because it shows a clear...

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