Crushing the defence: Ilya Shablinsky on how the jailing of Aleksei Navalny’s lawyers can be likened to the repressions under Stalin and the Third Reich

19 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: spektr.press  This is something we truly haven't witnessed since the early days of the Soviet Union. Three lawyers - who were defending a…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Anton Burkov on the Russian legal system and lawyering in Russia

Mary Page talks with Dr Anton Burkov, a native of Ekaterinburg where for many years he worked with the human rights NGO Sutyazhnik. In 2001 he received the FEMIDA award…

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Karinna Moskalenko: They want to force Russian lawyers to snitch on their clients and each other

19 April 2023 by Karinna Moskalenko, lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group What is wrong with the Integrated Information System of the Russian Bar and…

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Galina Arapova: ‘We still go to court to defend media workers because the right to freedom of expression needs defending.’ [Spektr]

28 March 2023 Galina Arapova, director of the Mass Media Defence Centre and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group member Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Spektr] A year has…

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Maria Eismont: ‘The verdict in the case of Dima Ivanov […] deserves public attention’

8 March 2023 by Maria Eismont, lawyer, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Since the New Year, judges have been permitted to pronounce…

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Rights in Russia interview – with leading Russian human rights lawyer, Karinna Moskalenko

Mary Page talks with leading Russian human rights lawyer, Karinna Moskalenko. In 2001 she won the first ever case against the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights…

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‘A kind of legal striptease.’ Genri Reznik’s speech in court on the Ministry of Justice’s suit to close down the Moscow Helsinki Group

27 January 2023 by Genri Reznik, lawyer, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya ulitsa, 27 January 2023] This week, the Moscow Municipal Court liquidated…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on reactions to the treatment of Aleksei Navalny: Conscience is an intimate matter. Honour is always in view.

17 January 2023 The open letter from lawyers in Navalny’s defence is not addressed to the president—it is a call to their guild colleagues by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya…

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Anna Stavitskaya: Since I am sure of Rauf’s innocence – the evidence supports this – I’ll continue to fight for him

28 December 2023 by Anna Stavitskaya, lawyer, MHG Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Yesterday something terrible happened – my client Rauf Arashukov was sentenced by the…

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‘Knowledge of the law is no help here, for such is the “law”’ – Leonid Nikitinsky on how ‘foreign agent’ lawyers operate in Russia

29 November 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize winner Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta. Europe] Ahead of the 1 December entry…

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