Leonid Nikitinsky: The Swan Song of the European Court of Human Rights – the Strasbourg Court’s decision on the complaints from ‘foreign agent’ NGOs was both an encyclopedia of state tyranny and a collection of amusing stories from Russian ‘legal life’

16 June 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize, special to Novaya Gazeta. Europe Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Mikhail Fedotov: ‘An independent court is a good thing―but double-edged’

3 June 2022 Mikhail Fedotov, a lawyer and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights prize, talks about how Russia could create a supranational human rights body to replace…

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Elena Lukyanova: This is a state not bound by law

8 June 2022 Aleksandr Zhelenin interviewed Elena Lukyanova for Rosbalt Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt] "Russians are now going to live in a closed space, cut off from all…

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Sergei Babinets: In the light of recent events […] there will be no payments, naturally, just as there will be no changes when it comes to liberalizing legislation on civil society organizations

14 June 2022 by Sergei Babinets, a human rights lawyer who until recently was chair person of the Committee Against Torture. He currently heads the Team against Torture Source: Facebook…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 257: Remove the witnesses

12 June 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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Karinna Moskalenko: And Europe should learn its lessons from this too

28 May 2022 by Karinna Moskalenko Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] The International Protection Centre has received notification from the European Court of Human Rights that the long-awaited…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Lisa Sundstrom on Russia, civil society, human rights and international law

Mary Page Lisa Sundstrom Mary Page talks with Lisa Sundstrom, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses in international…

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Konstantin Dobrynin: “Russia is part of Europe; it’s not some backwater”

4 May 2022 by Konstantin Dobrynin, lawyer [advokat] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт] Debates over the practicality of establishing new judicial or quasi-judicial bodies along the model of the…

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Tamara Morshchakova: Unless we create a security system that protects humanity – the most fragile thing in the world – we might all perish. All together or one by one.

31 March 2022 an interview with Tamara Morshchakova, a legal expert and former juddge of the Russian Constitutional Court Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Вечерние ведомости] Former Russian Federation Constitutional…

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Bill Bowring: Legal and human rights aspects of the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine

4 April 2022 by Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College, University of London, Barrister Intervention at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Committee on Legal Affairs…

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