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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Leonid Nikitinsky: What the Constitutional Court’s ruling on domestic violence really means – and what it has to do with the ‘Dadin’ article

9 April 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation on Human Rights, and recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for…

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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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Olga Sidorovich: Judges were and will be interested in having high quality and professional opinions of experts

22 February 2021 An interview with Olga Sidorovich, director of the Institute of Law and Public Policy, on amicus curiae in the Constitutional Court, by Marina Tsareva of Kommersant Source:…

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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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Sergei Pashin: On the negative consequences of the abolition of the constitutional courts in the regions of the Russian Federation

17 November 2020 Sergei Pashin, speaking on Govorit Moskva radio station Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Говорит Москва] Constitutional courts in the regions of Russia will be abolished by 2023. This…

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Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”

Week-ending 13 November 2020 "The Constitutional Court ought to declare laws unconstitutional if they create contradictions and problems. [...] There are several wordings that should be recognised as unconstitutional, but…

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Sergei Golubok: “Everyone is obsessed with the idea of unanimity.” Who is hindered by the ‘dissenting opinions’ of judges?

28 October 2020 Human rights lawyer Sergei Golubok from St. Petersburg talks to Tatiana Voltskaya Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Север.Реалии] The law on the Constitutional Court has changed in…

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