Karinna Moskalenko: After the decision of the ECtHR, the Prison Service’s demand that Navalny’s suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher be changed to a real term in prison is absurd

15 January 2021 Speaking live on air on the radio station Moscow Echo, Karinna Moskalenko, international lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and founder of the International Protection Centre,…

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Justice Initiative director Vanessa Kogan on her work in Russia (interview with Kommersant)

19 December 2020 US citizen Vanessa Kogan, director of the Justice Initiative project, lived in Russia for 11 years, and here she married and had two children. On 2 December,…

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Karinna Moskalenko on a proposal, supported by Putin, to set up a Russian equivalent of the European Court of Human Rights: “I hope this initiative will die before it’s even born.”

10 December 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Евроньюс] Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported an initiative to create a national-level analogue of the European Court of Human Rights. The…

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Podcast No. 51. Simon & Sergei – with Bill Bowring

This week our guest is Professor Bill Bowring. Professor Bowring teaches human rights and international law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Bill Bowring is a practising lawyer who has…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Violations of right to private and family life and of right to property. Court also accepts application by Memorial Human Rights Centre over fines imposed under ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 11 December 2020 This week there were two rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Russia finding violations of Article 8 (respect for private and…

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Cameron Evans: The Case of Aleksei Pichugin

8 December 2020 By Cameron Evans Aleksei Pichugin At the time of publishing, (8 December 2020) former oil company Yukos’ security chief Aleksei Pichugin has spent 6,381 days in custody,…

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Vera Vasilieva on the Aleksei Pichugin case: the underbelly of justice

19 November 2020 Vera Vasilieva is an independent journalist, host of Radio Svoboda’s Freedom and Memorial project and the 2018 laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for Human Rights…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Five judgments concerning right to security and liberty (Article 5) and right to a fair trial (Article 6).

Week-ending 27 November 2020 This week there were five rulings of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia, finding violations of Article 5 § 3; Article 5 § 4; and Article 6 § 1. Article 5 § 3:…

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ECtHR Rulings of the Week. The ECtHR handed down two judgments this week concerning Russia, finding violations of Articles 6, 8 and 34.

Week-ending 6 November 2020 This week there were two judgments by the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia: Parfentyev v. Russia and Matyunina v. Russia, both of 3 November…

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