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. Today, nine organisations are united at the Russian Researc Center for Human Rights.
The Russian Research Center for Human Rights (RRCHR) is the oldest hub for human rights organisations in Russia. RRCHR plays a key role in supporting its member organisations, which 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 its member organisations work to help some of the most vulnerable people by providing access to experts such as lawyers and psychiatrists.
Members of RRCHR paid tribute to Lyudmila Alexeyeva, co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group and active member of RRCHR, who passed away in December 2018. Described by a spokesperson for RRCHR as a role model who “inspires the next generation of human rights defenders,” Alexeyeva was a soviet-era dissident and prominent defender who united the efforts of many human rights organisations.
On 8 October 2018, members of RRCHR hosted “We are going to court”, a Russia-wide conference for soldiers and their relatives aiming to approach the court system relating to issues within the army. Organised by Union of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia, the event presented a manual of recommendations prepared by RRCHR member organisations Independent Psychiatric Association and the Moscow Center for Prison Reform.
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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.
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.
+7 (495) 625-06-20
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
+7 (499) 978 29 82
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.
+7 (499) 553-03-12
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.
+7 (495) 624-07-52
+7 (495) 621-15-65
Right to Live and Have Civil Dignity was founded in 1989 with the aim to resolve conflicts and promote civic peace. Educating is among the top priorities of the organisation.
+7 (495) 621-04-24
+7 (495) 625-06-63
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.
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.
+7 (495) 625 06 63
+7 (495) 625 06 63