Philip Leach: A Time of Reckoning? Russia and the Council of Europe

Photo of Philip Leach: EHRAC 17 March 2022 By Philip Leach Philip Leach is professor of human rights law at Middlesex University. Until recently, he was director of the European…

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Statement by lawyers and members of the legal community: Lawyers are not foreign agents!

1 March 2022 Source: OVD-Info We - lawyers and representatives of the legal community - believe that the law enforcement practice of adding lawyers to the register of media ‘foreign…

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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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Ilya Shablinsky: Putin and his entourage know that there is a human rights doctrine. But they have vested interests in maintaining the status quo.

9 December 2021 Pictured: Member of the MHG Ilya Shablinsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] This week sees two dates which should remind people about the value of…

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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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