“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Stanislav Dmitrievsky 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Stanislav Dmitrievsky, a human rights activist from Nizhny Novgorod. Today Stanislav Dmitrievsky is working on a number of human rights projects, including the Natalia Estemirova Documentation Centre that stores and systematizes information on violations of human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law relevant to the on-going human rights crisis in the North Caucasus region of the Russian Federation. For many years Stanislav Dmitrievsky was head of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, now closed in Russia (the organisation continues to function in Finland). During the two Chechen wars Stanislav Dmitrievsky travelled to the conflict zone on humanitarian missions and organised rehabilitation for child victims. In 2016, Stanislav Dmitrievsky received a human rights award from the Moscow Helsinki Group for bravery in the protection of human rights. He is, among other things, author of International Tribunal for Chechnya: Prospects of Bringing to Justice Individuals Suspected of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity During the Armed Conflict in the Chechen Republic. He is also active in the civil society movement against the unlawful de-listing and demolition of buildings of cultural significance. The video can be viewed on YouTube and below.

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