Leonid Nikitinsky: Lawyers consider how to respond to the Moscow military officer who threatened them with prosecution for helping people evade enlistment

25 September 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, Ph. D. in Law, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] On Friday, September 23,…

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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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Ilya Shablinsky: We would do well to remember every bloody milestone in our history. We know how easily human life can be devalued.

3 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Novocherkassk, 1962. We remember. Yesterday, 2 June 2022, marked 60 years to the day…

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Ilya Shablinsky: “Our law enforcement structures […] no longer feel bound by any restrictions, or even the Constitution.” [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

12 May 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova, 'Stamped “official use only,” Constitution and laws change: The Russian citizen has been transformed from a subject of the law to an object of…

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Sergei Pashin: ‘Foreign judges behave unequivocally courteously, if only because they perceive all participants in the trial as colleagues, and not just the prosecutors.’ [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

Retired judge, Sergei Pashin 28 April 2022 'Judges complain about disrespectful attorneys. Conflicts between defence lawyers and the domestic judicial system has suddenly became a mass phenomenon' by Ekaterina Trifonova…

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Valery Borshchev on the new internal rules for prisons: “The bad habits that go with the profession and the repressive mindset of prison officers are such that they are unlikely to endeavour to comply with the new rules”

Valery Borshchev 31 March 2022  by Ekaterina Trifonova, correspondent for Nezavisimaya gazeta Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Nezavisimaya gazeta, 31 March 2022] Prisoners will hope for the best where…

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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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Our own national equivalent of the European Court of Human Rights is hardly possible

16 March 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Независимая газета] On 16 March Russia was expelled from the Council of Europe. Russian citizens will lose the opportunity…

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