Rights in Russia Interview – with Natalya Taubina, director of Public Verdict Foundation

Mary Page talks with Natalya Taubina, director of the Public Verdict Foundation that works to combat police abuse and other human rights violations throughout the Russian Federation. A graduate of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Engineering, Natalya Taubina has worked in the field of human rights since 1992. In 1997 she became director of the Foundation for Civil Society and since 2004 has been director of the Public Verdict Foundation. Natalya Taubina also works as a trainer on international human rights protection mechanisms and strategic planning for NGOs and participates in a number of international forums. Natalya has been the recipient (in 2013) of Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award, (in 2015) of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and (in 2018) she received the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights work. Natalya has participated over many years in developing methodology and conducting research both in Russia and abroad on various aspects of human rights, as well as evaluating the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. The interview can be viewed below or on our YouTube channel.

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