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 Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians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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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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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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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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Sergei Pashin: ‘Foreign judges behave unequivocally courteously, if only because they perceive all participants in the trial as colleagues, and not just the prosecutors.’ [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

Retired judge, Sergei Pashin 28 April 2022 'Judges complain about disrespectful attorneys. Conflicts between defence lawyers and the domestic judicial system has suddenly became a mass phenomenon' by Ekaterina Trifonova…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: An Orwellian Trajectory. What the jailing of Vladimir Kara-Murza means

13 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Once a political decision is taken to jail someone in our country, our national justice system has no hang-ups about it: it…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: ‘The curtain is coming down.’ Speech in court on the liquidation of Memorial Human Rights Centre

Aleksandr Cherkasov 5 April 2022 by Aleksandr Cherkasov, chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Tamara Morshchakova: Unless we create a security system that protects humanity – the most fragile thing in the world – we might all perish. All together or one by one.

31 March 2022 an interview with Tamara Morshchakova, a legal expert and former juddge of the Russian Constitutional Court Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Вечерние ведомости] Former Russian Federation Constitutional…

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Sergei Pashin on the future of restorative justice in Russia [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

14 February 2022 Pictured: Sergei Pashin, retired federal judge, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] The Council of Europe has called on member…

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