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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“The peaceful character of public events must, finally, become the norm.” Appeal by constitutional experts to the federal human rights Ombudsman

Ilya Shablinsky, constitutional expert and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] To the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian…

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Olga Sidorovich: Judges were and will be interested in having high quality and professional opinions of experts

22 February 2021 An interview with Olga Sidorovich, director of the Institute of Law and Public Policy, on amicus curiae in the Constitutional Court, by Marina Tsareva of Kommersant Source:…

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Constitutional Court decides to do away with the practice of ‘amicus curiae’

4 February 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The Constitutional Court has removed the practice of ‘amicus curiae’ (‘friends of the court’) from its rules of procedure - Paragraph 34.1 on…

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Sergei Pashin: ‘It may be easier to prove a violation of sanitary-epidemiological regulations.’ On the Navalny case

Pictured: Sergei Pashin 28 January 2021 Svobodnaya Pressa (‘Free Press’) asked retired federal judge and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Sergei Pashin, to comment on the federal trial against…

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Efremov’s apologised…Release him! Vladimir Pastukhov on the principles of civic collective defence against arbitrariness.

27 January 2021 by Vladimir Pastukhov, a research fellow at University College London Source: MBKh Media Why so hard on Mishka Efremov, after all it turns out he was not…

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Mara Polyakova: Speech on 10th December 2020 at the meeting of the Human Rights Council with Vladimir Putin

10 December 2020 By Mara Fedorovna Polyakova, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, chair of the board of the Independent Council of Legal Expertise, director-general of the Centre for Scientific…

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Sergei Pashin: What crimes can a former president commit and still have nothing happen to him?

19 November 2020 Interview with Sergei Pashin, former judge, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and professor at the Higher School of Economics, by Dmitry Kokko for Free Press Source:…

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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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