Russian Research Centre for Human Rights

In 1994, the Moscow-based Russian Research Center for Human Rights became one of the founding members of the network of Human Rights Houses.

 

About

The Russian Research Center for Human Rights (RRCHR) plays a key role in supporting its member organisations, who cooperate, support and defend one another amid a climate in which human rights organisations are often under threat. The House also strengthens civil society as a whole, and helps some of the most vulnerable people by providing access to experts such as lawyers and psychiatrists.

In 2017, RRCHR celebrated its 25th anniversary with a human rights conference in St. Petersburg. It also provided legal aid to more than 1,000 people as part of the project “Protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens,” and held a seminar on national and international mechanisms of protection. RRCHR observed that in 2017 human rights were often compromised in favour of “traditional values,” while individuals and organisations defending human rights faced increasing criticism. In view of current strained relations between Russian and the Council of Europe, it is as important as ever that RRCHR continues its work.

Contact information

HRightscenter@gmail.com

+7 (495) 625 0667

101000 Luchnikov Lane

Building 4, Doorway 3, Suite 2

Moscow Russia

 

Organisations

Human Rights Network Group

Human Rights Network Group

Human Rights Network Group focuses on the use of the internet in human rights activities. It supports Web portal Human Rights Online (www.hro.org) and a number of other network resources relating to human rights.

Since 2018 the organisation exists as a volunteer project.

Contact information
www.hro.org

Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia

Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia

Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia is a professional association of Russian psychiatrists. Its mission is both protection of rights of people with mental disorders and renewal of noble traditions of Russia psychiatry.

Contact information
www.npar.ru

info@npar.ru

+7 (495) 625-06-20

 

 

Moscow Center for Prison Reform

Moscow Center for Prison Reform

The Moscow Center for Prison Reform is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1988 to promote a fair, effective and human system of criminal justice and punishment. It was founded by former political prisoners with the support of Andrei Sakharov, who actively cooperated with the organisation until his death

Contact information
www.prison.org

sodeistvie@prison.org

+7 (499) 978 29 82

 

Moscow Helsinki Group

Moscow Helsinki Group

Moscow Helsinki Group was founded in 1976 by Professor Yuriy Orlov on the basis of the Treaty for Security and Cooperation in Europe, signed by the heads of 35 governments in 1975 in Helsinki. It is the oldest human rights organisation in Russia. Its mission is to assist human rights and democracy.

Contact information
www.mhg.ru

mhg@mhg.ru

+7 (499) 553-03-12

 

Right of the Child

Rights of the child

Right of the Child was registered in 1998 and since then became the main organ for the execution of joint programs aimed at children’s rights protection within the Russian Research Center for Human Rights.

Contact information
www.right-child.ru

child-right@rambler.ru

+7 (495) 624-07-52

+7 (495) 621-15-65

Right to Live and Have Civil Dignity

Right to Live and Have Civil Dignity was founded in 1989 with the aim to resolve conflicts and promote civic peace. Educating is among top priorities of the organisation.

Contact information

+7 (495) 621-04-24

+7 (495) 625-06-63

Social Partnership Foundation

Social Partnership Foundation was founded in 1997 by a group of well-known human rights activist such as Galina Starovoytova, Valery Borshchev, Ella Pamfilova, etc. Its mission is to promote rule-of-law, democracy and human rights in Russia.

Contact information

sociopart@mail.ru

+7(495) 621-15-94

+7(495) 621-15-94

Union of the Committees of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia

Union of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia was founded in 1991 and provides practical assistance to conscripts and their families. It also provides medical and legal consultations, psychological support and education.

Contact information

ucsmr@yandex.ru

+7 (495) 628-25-06

VKontakte

Initiative Center for the Caucasus

The main purpose is  to help the efforts of the local, Russian and international public promoting social transformations in the region, to independent journalists, public figures and civic activists in their work on receiving and distribution of information. Issues the first independent Caucasian magazine “Dosh” and conducts sociological surveys in regions of the North Caucasus on various hot topics which results are also published in the magazine “DOSH”. The DOSH magazine is issued both in Russian and English languages.

Contact information

www.doshdu.ru

doshdu@hotmail.com

+7 (495) 625 06 63

+7 (495) 625 06 63

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