Side event "Increasing assault on fundamental rights in Russia"

Side event on HDIM Sofitel Hotel, Warsaw       Registration - HDIM

Date:  22.09.2016

Time: 18:00-19:45

Venue: Meeting Room 3


Organizers: Foundation "For Environmental and Social Justice" in cooperation with Moscow Helsinki Group, Public Verdict, Committee Against Tortures, Memorial


Working languages: English, Russian


Summary: During 2016 the situation with human rights in Russia changed dramatically. There were adopted number of repressive laws, other repressive laws came into practice. Violations of human rights became every day practice of Russian authorities. Now we have dozens of politically motivated cases in frames of which people arrested or already sentenced to years of prison. Why representatives of Russian civil society think that Russia is on the edge of catastrophe? How many activists and NGOs are under attack? Which new repressive laws will be adopted in next month? Our side event will try to give the answers.




1. Yuri Dzhibladze (Center of development of democracy and human rights) – moderation, antiextremism legislation

2. Natalia Taubina (Public Verdict Foundation) - freedom of associations and situation with civil society (also the law on "foreign agents")

3. Alexey Kozlov (Moscow Helsinki Group, - freedom of assembly

4. Sergei Davidis (Memorial) - political repressions

5. Oleg Khabibrakhmanov (Committee against tortures) - prevention of tortures

6. Karinna Moskalenko (Centre de la protection internationale, Strasbourg) - situation with the court system


Materials on antiextremism legislation provided by SOVA Center for Information and Analysis


Additional information - Alexey Kozlov +491781723827


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