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 Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians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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Ilya Shablinsky: We would do well to remember every bloody milestone in our history. We know how easily human life can be devalued.

3 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Novocherkassk, 1962. We remember. Yesterday, 2 June 2022, marked 60 years to the day…

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Ilya Shablinsky: “Our law enforcement structures […] no longer feel bound by any restrictions, or even the Constitution.” [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

12 May 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova, 'Stamped “official use only,” Constitution and laws change: The Russian citizen has been transformed from a subject of the law to an object of…

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Valery Borshchev on the new internal rules for prisons: “The bad habits that go with the profession and the repressive mindset of prison officers are such that they are unlikely to endeavour to comply with the new rules”

Valery Borshchev 31 March 2022  by Ekaterina Trifonova, correspondent for Nezavisimaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Nezavisimaya gazeta, 31 March 2022] Prisoners will hope for the best where…

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Our own national equivalent of the European Court of Human Rights is hardly possible

16 March 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 16 March Russia was expelled from the Council of Europe. Russian citizens will lose the opportunity…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Putin and his entourage know that there is a human rights doctrine. But they have vested interests in maintaining the status quo.

9 December 2021 Pictured: Member of the MHG Ilya Shablinsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] This week sees two dates which should remind people about the value of…

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On the undermining of the foundations of law in Russia. Statement by Human Rights Defenders and Members of the Congress of the Intelligentsia

22 May 2021 Pictured left: Ilya Shablinsky, a legal expert, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and one of the signatories of the statement  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  On 4…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Torture by Sleep Deprivation

29 March 2021 By Ilya Shablinsky, legal expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group:  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]  Aleksei Navalny has stated that he has…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Solitary picketing is one of the simplest and most innocuous rights, but even this is being destroyed

Ilya Shablinsky. Photo: Anna Artemyeva / Novaya Gazeta 8 October 2020 Ilya Shablinsky, doctor of law and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: ОВД-Инфо]…

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