Attempt to reverse liquidation of Memorial unsuccessful [Kommersant]

9 November 2022 by Aleksei Sviridov & Maria Starikova  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] For the third time, Memorial Human Rights Centre failed in its appeal against the earlier…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Kant and his accomplices. A story about two lawyers from Kaliningrad Oblast and their clients who have no wish to be silent and pretend

18 October 2022 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent,  doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Free Space]…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: A Fake Verdict. What Investigative Committee chair Aleksandr Bastrykin said in support of those prosecuted under Article 207.3 of the Russian Criminal Code [Novaya gazeta]

9 July 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, PhD in law, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] The first…

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Leonid Gozman: “Your Honour, the current leadership is already doomed”  

30 June 2022 On 30 June, in Zamoskvoretsky District Court, Moscow, Leonid Gozman pursued Russia’s Ministry of Justice, which not long before had designated him a ‘foreign agent’. We report…

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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 Russia has withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, which is very convenient for the bureaucracy, but harmful to all Russians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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