Sergei Pashin: On the negative consequences of the abolition of the constitutional courts in the regions of the Russian Federation

17 November 2020 Sergei Pashin, speaking on Govorit Moskva radio station Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Говорит Москва] Constitutional courts in the regions of Russia will be abolished by 2023. This…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on the situation of lawyers in Belarus: “Attacks on the Defence”

16 November 2020 By Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s Human Rights Award Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Terrorist acts in Europe and the reactions of Russian believers. How does the “conflict of values” affect public sentiments?

5 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, in conversation with Maryana Torocheshnikova in the studio at…

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Lev Ponomarev on the FSB and the Network case: “The evil that holds the country by the throat”

15 November 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The “Network”…

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Podcast No. 46. Simon & Sergei – with Mikhail Savva

Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons This week our guest on the podcast is Mikhail Valentinovich Savva. Mikhail Savva is a human rights activist, political scientist and former professor at Kuban State…

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Law of the Week. State Duma passes bills asserting supremacy of Russian Constitution over international law

Week-ending 20 November 2020 A series of bills passed their third and final readings in the State Duma on 18 November 2020 amending Russia's law codes - the Civil Code,…

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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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