Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”

Week-ending 13 November 2020 "The Constitutional Court ought to declare laws unconstitutional if they create contradictions and problems. [...] There are several wordings that should be recognised as unconstitutional, but…

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Law of the Week: Putin signs decree introducing constitutional amendments from 4 July

Week-ending 3 July 2020 Putin Signs Decree On Constitutional Amendments, Changes Take Effect July 4 MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that will bring into force a sweeping…

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Lev Ponomarev: “The war to nullify the youth — the future of the country — continues”

A war for nullification (22.06.2020) 22 June 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original…

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Lev Ponomarev: Do not worry: they will both meet you and guide you. As for where to…

20 June 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chairof the national NGO For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo of Moscow] Quarantine restrictions in…

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Arkady Liubarev: The vote has been postponed, but the problems remain

27 March 2020 By Arkady Liubarev, election expert Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] Voting on the non-referendum – Aleksandr Kynev invented this word – has been postponed indefinitely.…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 3 April 2020 with Lev Ponomarev

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Lev Ponomarev (pictured left), long-time head of For Human Rights, one of Russia's leading human rights NGOs. This podcast is in the Russian…

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Anita Soboleva: Is it necessary to entrench the priority of the Constitution over international treaties?

Photo: Anna Artemeva / Novaya gazeta 6 March 2020 Anita Soboleva is a senior lawyer with the Institute of Law and Public Policy, a senior lecturer in the department of…

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