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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Sergei Davidis: After the first shock of the amendments aimed at keeping Putin in power forever, it’s time to decide what to do about them

12 March 2020 Sergei Davidis is director of the Programme for Supporting Political Prisoners at the Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] Although I, along…

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Valery Borshchev: Human Rights Defenders Urge Rejection of Proposed Constitutional Amendments

10 March 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Russian human rights defenders have issued a public appeal to the judges of the Constitutional Court, to the heads of…

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