ECHR ruling on Lithuanian partisans: six key questions and answers

  • 2019-03-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled in mid-March that Soviet repressive acts against Lithuanian partisans can be treated as genocide.  Following an analysis of the judgement and consultations with lawyers, BNS offers the key questions and answers regarding the ruling.     Why is the judgement important? The ECHR equated, for the first time, Soviet repression to genocide, setting a precedent that is important for both the legal and political assessment of Soviet crimes. After regaining independence f...
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