Kirill Koroteev on the legalisation of same-sex unions after the ECtHR’s decision

14 July 2021 by Kirill Koroteev, head of international practice at Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: t.me/pchikov/4451] Yesterday, everyone was excited by the news…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Russian authorities violated the UN Convention on Refugees in extraditing Aleksei Kudin, a citizen of Belarus

22 July 2021 The European Court of Human Rights banned Russia from extraditing Kudin, a participant in last year's August protests, to his home country of Belarus where he is…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Aleksei Pichugin is a political prisoner in isolation and under duress

16 July 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre It recently became known that Aleksei Pichugin, Russia's longest serving political prisoner, has been transferred from…

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Ernest Mezak: The humiliated and the victorious

Photo of Ernest Mezak via Front Line Defenders 13 July 2021 By Ernest Mezak Source: Facebook Yesterday the Investigative Committee’s Syktyvkar Investigative Department formally accused me of disrespect for the…

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ECtHR awarded Irkutsk victim of police torture 11,000 euros

21 June 2021 by Irina Sergeeva, lawyer, Moscow Helsinki Group volunteer Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 15 June 2021, the European Court of Human Rights came to a decision on…

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Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute…

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Pavel Chikov on the legal aspects of compulsory vaccination: “An application to the ECtHR would be pointless.”

17 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora international human rights group: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] In connection with the expected decision on compulsory…

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The Prosecutor’s Office will represent Russia at the European Court of Human Rights – previously a responsibility of the Ministry of Justice. What does this mean for applicants and lawyers? [Advokatskaya ulitsa]

2 June 2021 Lawyer’s street (Advokatskaya ulitsa) asks lawyers Aleksandr Peredruk and Kirill Koroteev about a new development in Russia's representation at the European Court of Human Rights.  Source: Moscow…

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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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