Law of the Week: Russia bans non-state-approved educational activities and bars members and supporters of ‘extremist’ organisations from standing in elections

Week-ending 4 June 2021 On 1 June 2021 a law on educational activities and cooperation with foreign academics came into force in Russia giving government authorities to power to permit…

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Mikhail Fedotov on the poor quality of legislation and what is wrong with the education bill, apart from its essence

27 March 2021 by Mikhail Fedotov, legal expert and professor Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] Any day now, the Federation Council will consider legislation passed by the State…

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Statement: Russian educators oppose law on educational activities

19 January 2021 Pictured: Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Sakharov Centre and member of Moscow Helsinki Group. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Colta.ru] The founders and leaders of 17 independent…

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ECtHR rulings of the week: three judgments finding violations of Articles 2, 5 and 8; and a ruling finding Ukraine’s application against Russia admissible in part.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights published three judgments concerning Russia, establishing violations of Articles 2 (right to life), 5 (right to liberty and…

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