“Before the First Star.” Leonid Nikitinsky on the designation of the Institute for Law & Public Policy as a ‘foreign agent’

 17 July 2021 by 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…

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Yuri Dzhibladze: “The Council of Europe must react to violations by members – starting with Russia” [OpenDemocracy]

24 June 2021 by Yury Dzhibladze, president of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (Moscow), a member of the Coordination Committee of the Civic Solidarity Platform,…

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Quote for the Week: “The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the ‘Yves Rocher’ case still stands.”

Week-ending 11 June 2021 The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has expressed grave concern that Aleksey Navalnyy remains in detention and his conviction in the “Yves…

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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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Rights in Russia Interview – with Jessica Gavron, Legal Director at EHRAC

Mary Page talks with Jessica Gavron, Legal Director at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre based at Middlesex University in London. She is a UK barrister with extensive experience litigating…

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Karinna Moskalenko: A quarter of a century with Europe?

12 March 2021 by Karinna Moskalenko, attorney, international lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] February 28 this year marks a quarter of…

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Karinna Moskalenko: The Yves Rocher case was significant in that Navalny was recognised as having been victim of the violation both of Article 6 and Article 7 of the European Convention

13 February 2021 The lawyer Karinna Moskalenko is a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and founder of the Centre for the Promotion of International Defence Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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CSO of the Week: School of Civic Education – a member of the Council of Europe’s Association of Schools of Political Studies (the latter designated an ‘undesirable’ organisation in December 2020)

Week-ending 22 January 2021 The School of Civic Education is an independent educational project founded in 1992 by Elena Nemirovskaya and Yury Senokosov to advance the knowledge and values essential…

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Vera Vasilieva on the case of Aleksei Pichugin: The last prisoner

19 June 2020 Vera Vasileva, an independent journalist, head of Radio Svoboda project ‘Freedom and Memorial’, and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights defence in 2018…

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