Rights in Russia interview – with Dmitry Dubrovsky on Russia, human rights and Russia’s war against Ukraine

Mary Page talks with Dmitry Dubrovsky. Dr Dubrovsky is a fellow at the Central and East European Law Initiative, Prague, and professor at the Free University (Briva Universitate). He has taught international relations, political science and human rights at a number of prestigious institutions, including the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State University, Bard College and the University of Witwatersrand. He has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and Helsinki University’s Collegium for Advanced Studies. Dmitry Dubrovsky is an expert on human rights and civil society in Russia, with special interests in the issues of xenophobia, nationalism, hate crimes, and hate speech, LGBT rights, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. Dmitry Dubrovsky has served as an expert witness in a number of legal cases involving hate groups. After the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the Moscow Highter School of Economics failed to renew Dr Dubrovsky’s teaching contract. He currently lives in Prague. He has recently written an op-ed for the Times Higher Education with Gleb Yarovoy entitled ‘The West should not turn its back on Russian academics and students.’

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