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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Law of the Week: Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences – the ‘Law on Fake News’

Week-ending 30 October 2020 Article 13.15 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offences: 'Abuse of freedom of mass information' - the so-called 'law on fake news.' The law was used…

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Law of the Week: Government approves bill increasing criminal liability for circulation of knowingly false information about the USSR during WWII

Russia's government has approved a bill increasing criminal liability for the denial of facts established by the Nuremberg Tribunal, 'as well as for the public circulation of knowingly false information…

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Law of the Week: Article 212, Part 1, of the Russian Criminal code – ‘Organisation of riots.’

Week-ending 9 October 2020 On 9 October 2020 a Moscow court dismissed an appeal by Sergei Udaltsov against administrative supervision, which includes a ban to attend rallies, imposed on him…

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Law of the Week: Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code on ‘repeated violation’ of public assembly regulations

Week-ending 25 September 2020 Article 212.1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or conducting an assembly, rally, demonstration, march or picket Violation of…

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Law of the Week: Article 205.5 of the Russian Criminal Code (Organisation of and participation in the activities of a terrorist organisation)

Week-ending 18 September 2020 On 16 September 2020 seven Muslims from Crimean were sentenced for offences under Article 205.5, Parts 1 and 2, of the Russian Criminal Code, along with…

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