Boris Vishnevsky: “After the verdict of the Venice Commission, Russia can be confidently called an ultra-presidential republic.”

25 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta]  The…

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Law of the Week: State Duma adopts bill making it possible for Vladimir Putin to stand for election as president in 2024 and 2030.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 On 24 March 2021 the State Duma approved in its third and final reading a bill making it possible for President Putin to stand for election…

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Podcast No. 64: Simon & Sergei – with Sergei Golubok

This week our guest on the podcast is Sergei Golubok, a lawyer [advokat] from St. Petersburg. The topics we discuss on the podcast include: how to become a lawyer; lawyers…

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Constitutional Court decides to do away with the practice of ‘amicus curiae’

4 February 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Constitutional Court has removed the practice of ‘amicus curiae’ (‘friends of the court’) from its rules of procedure - Paragraph 34.1 on…

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Boris Vishnevsky: The Constitutional Court has allowed a little violation of the Constitution, if it is very necessary

30 December 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The Constitutional Court published…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A “Lepers’ Constitution”

3 December 2020 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta correspondent, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civil Society, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human Rights Source:…

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Remember the Date: On 12 December 1993 the Russian Constitituion was adopted in a referendum

On 12 December 1993 the Constitution of the Russian Federation was adopted by a national referendum. The Constitution came into force on 25 December 1993 at the moment of its official publication.

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Sergei Pashin: What crimes can a former president commit and still have nothing happen to him?

19 November 2020 Interview with Sergei Pashin, former judge, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and professor at the Higher School of Economics, by Dmitry Kokko for Free Press Source:…

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