Law of the Week: Law on ‘undesirable organisations’ – Bard College is now the 34th such organisation.

Week-ending 25 June 2021 This week Bard College in the United States was declared an 'undesirable' organisation under Russian law. On 21 June 2021 the Prosecutor General's Office stated Bard…

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Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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Law of the Week: State Duma approves bill extending restrictions with regard to ‘undesirable foreign organisations’

Week-ending 11 June 2021 This week on 9 June the State Duma adopted in third reading a bill expanding the scope of legislation on 'undesirable' foreign organisations. Under the bill,…

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Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre: The ‘Window on Europe’ is closing

3 June 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre At the end of May 2021 there were two landmark events regarding application of the legislation…

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CSO of the Week: Open Russia ends its activities in Russia

Week-ending 28 May 2021 This week Open Russia, founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and based in the UK, announced it was ending its activities in Russia following the adoption of a…

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Law of the Week: Duma adopts three bills restricting participation in public life and toughening existing legislation on ‘undesirable’ organisations.

Week-ending 21 May 2021 On 18 May the State Duma passed three bills that would bar individuals who have supported civil society and religious organizations declared extremist or terrorist from…

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Law of the Week: Nearly 200 participants in forum of municipal deputies arrested under ‘undesirable organisations’ law

Week-ending 19 March 2021 In May 2015 Russia adopted a law on ‘undesirable organisations’ allowing the government to ban the activities of foreign or international nongovernmental groups deemed to undermine…

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