Silenced rights, persecuted freedoms in Russia

Watch the full recording of the webinar “Silenced rights, persecuted freedoms in Russia”, hosted on the sidelines of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council.

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At HRC46, 45 delegations co-sponsored a statement voicing their concern for the deteriorating situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Russian Federation in the context of the case of Alexei Navalny.

Since the statement was made in March, Russian authorities have further expanded their crackdown on civil society through arrests, detentions, and further legislation aimed at silencing civil society.

This webinar examined how the international community can better address the human rights situation in the Russian Federation, including through support for Russian civil society, and through action at the Human Rights Council.

Speakers (click to watch remarks)

  • Matthew Jones, International Advocacy Officer, Human Rights House Foundation
  • Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly & Association
  • Vladimir Milov, Russian opposition politician, civic activist, aide to Alexey Navalny
  • Olga Sadovskaya, Director of International Programmes, Committee Against Torture
  • Kirill Koroteev, Head of International Practice, Agora International Human Rights Groups
  • Galina Arapova, Director, Mass Media Defence Centre

Interventions (click to watch remarks)

  • Oleg Kozlovsky, Russia Researcher, Amnesty International
  • Zbigniew Czech, Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador Andrius Krivas, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador Rita French, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador Thomas Wagner, Deputy Permanent Representative of the EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Benjamin W. Moeling, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent mission of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Lars Volck Madsen, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Oleksandr Kapustin, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ralf Schröer, Counsellor (Political Affairs), Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva
  • François Gave, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Tanya Lokshina, Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

This event was sponsored by Human Rights House Foundation, Poland, Amnesty International, Civic Solidarity Platform, CIVICUS, Human Rights Watch, Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, EU, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, UK, Ukraine, and USA.


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