Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Marina Agaltsova. A human rights lawyer, Marina Agaltsova worked for Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow until its recent enforced closure. Marina holds an LL.M. degree from Central European University and has been admitted to the Moscow bar. She has worked on cases involving enforced disappearances, unlawful killings and detention. She has litigated both in Russian courts and at the European Court of Human Rights. Before joining Memorial, Marina worked in a private practice with a focus on business litigation. Marina was a Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute in Washington DC in 2018. In 2020 she received an award ‘The Best Lawyer’ for her work in a case in which 1,000 victims who lost all their belongings as a result of a counter-insurgency operation were awarded compensation for their losses. Together with the civil society organisation OVD-info she developed an application form simplifying the process for those arrested at peaceful rallies to file applications to the European Court of Human Rights. The video of our “25 Questions” with Marina can be viewed below and on our YouTube Channel.