Leonid Nikitinsky: Lawyers consider how to respond to the Moscow military officer who threatened them with prosecution for helping people evade enlistment

25 September 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, Ph. D. in Law, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] On Friday, September 23,…

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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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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Faculty of Unnecessary Professors

4 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award for…

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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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‘Complete impunity and the tacit approval of the authorities.’ Lawyers’ Open Letter on the case of Mansur Gilmanov.

23 January 2021 An open letter from Russian lawyers to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev Pictured: lawyer Yury Kostanov, one of the signatories…

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Legal Cases of the Week: In separate cases, lawyers Mansur Gilmanov and Mikhail Benyash both jailed for five days. Gilmanov was also assaulted by police.

Week-ending 29 January 2021 Mikhail Benyash and Mansur Gilmanov © 2021 Private via Human Rights Watch On 22 January 2021, the lawyer Mansur Gilmanov was jailed for five days for 'failing…

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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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Pavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

23 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новый проспект] Not every citizen of the Russian Federation grasps the nature of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, Russia…

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Sergei Pashin: “This is an act of disrespect for the law and the judicial system in general”

17 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Говорит Москва] The State Duma Committee has approved a bill preventing Constitutional Court judges from  publishing dissenting opinions. Retired federal judge and…

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