Pavel Chikov: Human rights as a concept are under attack

27 February 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] So, I'm going to write a rare provocative post.  It’s…

Continue ReadingPavel Chikov: Human rights as a concept are under attack

CSOs of the Week: OVD-Info and Apologiya protesta

Week-ending 5 February 2021 This week more than 11,000 people were arrested at the peaceful protests in support of prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny. During the protests, two organisations played…

Continue ReadingCSOs of the Week: OVD-Info and Apologiya protesta

Pavel Chikov: Agora launches emergency assistance programme for victims of repression

23 December 2020 By Pavel Chikov, head of Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Источник] In December several civil society groups and activists came to…

Continue ReadingPavel Chikov: Agora launches emergency assistance programme for victims of repression

Pavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

23 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новый проспект] Not every citizen of the Russian Federation grasps the nature of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, Russia…

Continue ReadingPavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

Damir Gainutdinov: In Russia, the number of those convicted of treason, espionage and extremism has risen by almost a factor of ten since 2007

28 August 2020 by Damir Dainutdinov. Damir is a lawyer specializing in freedom of expression. Source: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Pavel Chikov, head of Agora, on Telegram] Hi, this…

Continue ReadingDamir Gainutdinov: In Russia, the number of those convicted of treason, espionage and extremism has risen by almost a factor of ten since 2007

Damir Gainutdinov: Nine recommendations for government based on Agora’s recently released report on use of surveillance during the pandemic

16 July 2020 Damir Gainutdinov is a legal analyst with the advocacy group Agora (1) Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] In addition to the specific report on surveillance, we…

Continue ReadingDamir Gainutdinov: Nine recommendations for government based on Agora’s recently released report on use of surveillance during the pandemic