On 10th April 2012, the European Court of Human Rights gave judgment in the application of Gabrielyan v Armenia 8088/05. Rajesh Rai drafted the full submissions in this application on behalf of the Kurdish Human Rights Project.

The European Court of Human Rights found contraventions of Article 6(3) when read with Article 6(1) of The Convention. In particular, the Court made important observations in relation to the right to effective representation by State appointed lawyers, the right to cross examine witnesses and the legal position on absent witnesses. Details of the judgment can be found on www.echr.coe.int.