Tatyana Glushkova: “The gateway to a hell of limitless arbitrariness.” On the bill on advance oversight of NGOs’ activities

11 November 2020 By Tatyana Glushkova, lawyer, Memorial Human Rights Centre:  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/glush.tat] Yesterday the Government of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma a…

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Freedom of assembly: Human rights defenders have joined the storming of the “Fortress”

Pictured: Roman Kiselev, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s legal programmes. 28 October 2020 By Anton Kravtsov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: медиапроект «Адвокатская улица»] The Moscow Helsinki Group has prepared…

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Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”

Week-ending 13 November 2020 "The Constitutional Court ought to declare laws unconstitutional if they create contradictions and problems. [...] There are several wordings that should be recognised as unconstitutional, but…

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Sergei Golubok: “Everyone is obsessed with the idea of unanimity.” Who is hindered by the ‘dissenting opinion’ of judges?

28 October 2020 Human rights lawyer Sergei Golubok from St. Petersburg talks to Tatiana Voltskaya Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Север.Реалии] The law on the Constitutional Court has changed in…

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Pavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

23 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новый проспект] Not every citizen of the Russian Federation grasps the nature of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, Russia…

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Galina Arapova: Previously, we didn’t have to stretch ourselves to breaking point to help everyone

27 October 2020 This interview with Galina Arapova, director of the Media Rights Protection Centre, media lawyer, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize, is part of the NGO-Profi project.…

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Podcast No. 44. Simon & Sergei – with Marina Dubrovina, human rights lawyer from Novorossiisk

This week our guest is Marina Alekseevna Dubrovina. Marina Alekseevna is a human rights defender and lawyer from Novorossiisk. For many years Marina Alekseevna has worked with the Migration and…

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Pavel Chikov: Society is eager for reform of the Interior Ministry

Pavel Chikov 14 October 2020 Economists often disagree among themselves. But there is a topic on which all economists have full consensus: one of the main obstacles to Russia’s economic…

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