Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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“The peaceful character of public events must, finally, become the norm.” Appeal by constitutional experts to the federal human rights Ombudsman

Ilya Shablinsky, constitutional expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] To the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian…

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Karinna Moskalenko: “If I am convinced of my position, and I am unable to protect human rights at the national level, then I go to the European Court of Human Rights.”

Karinna Moskalenko 26 April 2021 An extract Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] S. Kriuchkov: [...] Based on the everyday realities of many of our compatriots today, there…

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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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