Ilya Shablinsky: Protection of civil rights in a grey area. Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians

15 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 11 June a law came into force…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Swan Song of the European Court of Human Rights – the Strasbourg Court’s decision on the complaints from ‘foreign agent’ NGOs was both an encyclopedia of state tyranny and a collection of amusing stories from Russian ‘legal life’

16 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize, special to Novaya Gazeta. Europe Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Mikhail Fedotov: ‘An independent court is a good thing―but double-edged’

3 June 2022 Mikhail Fedotov, a lawyer and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights prize, talks about how Russia could create a supranational human rights body to replace…

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Elena Lukyanova: This is a state not bound by law

8 June 2022 Aleksandr Zhelenin interviewed Elena Lukyanova for Rosbalt Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt] "Russians are now going to live in a closed space, cut off from all…

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Sergei Babinets: In the light of recent events […] there will be no payments, naturally, just as there will be no changes when it comes to liberalizing legislation on civil society organizations

14 June 2022 by Sergei Babinets, a human rights lawyer who until recently was chair person of the Committee Against Torture. He currently heads the Team against Torture Source: Facebook…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 257: Remove the witnesses

12 June 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Karinna Moskalenko: And Europe should learn its lessons from this too

28 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] The International Protection Centre has received notification from the European Court of Human Rights that the long-awaited…

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Karinna Moskalenko: Learn lessons and start a new drive to join the Council of Europe. But, first of all, the current madness must be stopped

20 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko, human rights lawyer and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Фейсбук] There is a “Ministerial” in Turin (Italy) today…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Lisa Sundstrom on Russia, civil society, human rights and international law

Mary Page Lisa Sundstrom Mary Page talks with Lisa Sundstrom, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses in international…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: A Step Forwards

19 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-tak.tv A bill is being drafted in the US Senate which will give American courts the right to try war crimes committed abroad,…

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