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Russian Federation – The Russian Research Center for Human Rights

Located in Moscow, the Russian Research Center for Human Rights (RRCHR) hosts ten independent human rights organizations. The Center was established in 1992 by a number of internationally recognised human rights activists who had struggled for freedom in the Soviet Union since the 1960s.

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Image: PACE: Don’t compromise on Russian human rights

PACE: Don’t compromise on Russian human rights

Parliamentarians from the 47 Member-States of the Council of Europe met this week in Strasbourg, but the Russian delegates are staying in Moscow. They should stay there until they are willing to talk about and adhere to human rights. 26 Jan 2017 »

Image: Editor of Caucasian Knot threatened by Chechen official

Editor of Caucasian Knot threatened by Chechen official

On 4 January, Magomed Daudov, the speaker of the Chechen Parliament, posted on Instagram an image of a dog with its tongue tied in an apparent threatening caricature of Caucasian Knot editor-in-chief Grigory Shvedov. HRHF calls on the the local and Russian Federal authorities to condemn the threat. 11 Jan 2017 »

Image: How can we resist illiberal democracy and populism?

How can we resist illiberal democracy and populism?

On day two of the #HRHN2016 Assembly, the Human Rights Houses, joined by external experts, discussed the growing trend toward illiberal democracy, autocracy, and populism, and proposed solutions for how civil society can resist this trend. 24 Nov 2016 »

Image: Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Remembering Anna Politkovskaya 10 years after her murder

Prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on 7 October 2006. 10 years after her killing, many human rights organisations mark the anniversary and remember her work, her character, and courage. 07 Oct 2016 »

Image: Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates

Open debate with UN Secretary General Candidates

On the 12 of July at the UN, high-level representatives from States, civil society and the private sector discussed the human rights situation in the world. There was also a first televised live debate with the candidates for Secretary General at the United Nations, which was open for questions from the public. 12 Jul 2016 »

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