Former Research Fellow Anna Arganashvili (LL.M. ’20) Part of Legal Team That Won Femicide Case Before European Court of Human Rights

Anna Arganashivili and her colleagues at EHRAC (European Human Rights Advocacy Centre) and GYLA (Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association) recently won a femicide case before the European Court of Human Rights.

When we spoke with Anna, she said that “This ECtHR decision is very important for Georgia in the sense that the Court reflects on the passivity of law-enforcement bodies on the facts of discrimination against women – and considers it as the breach of the positive obligation to protect life, quite broad interpretation that will prompt a lot of legal actions to protect the survivors of GBV and prevent discrimination.”

Read the ECtHR’s judgment and its reasoning.

Anna Arganashvili is a human rights lawyer working in country of Georgia. She completed an LL.M. in Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law at The University of Texas School of Law in 2020. She is the recipient of a scholarship from the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. During her time at Texas Law, Anna served as an MD Anderson Research Fellow in Transnational Law in the Institute for Transnational Law.