On 29 April, the Russian delegation at its Universal Period Review at the United Nations stated that it is not illegal to be a foreign agent, there are no repercussions for being considered a foreign agent – the legislation is only there to identify which NGOs receive foreign funding for
Civil society is challenged in Russia today - and it is relevant to the situation with civil society all over the world.
Leaders of 66 Russian non-governmental organisations signed a letter to President Vladimir Putin in response to his interview with the German TV company ARD.
The Civic Solidarity Platform members are alarmed by the mass NGO inspections currently under way in Russia and express support and solidarity with our Russian colleagues who are affected by this development.
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform condemn the December 19 raid by plain-clothed Russian police on the premises of the Human Rights House-Voronezh.
June-July 2012 saw a change in relations between the Russian government and society previously unknown in the post-Soviet period. This is first and foremost a radical change in the law governing civil and political rights i.e.
Civic Solidarity Platform calls on the Russian appellate court, upon the filing of an appeal, to uphold Russia’s international obligations with regard to respect for freedom of expression and quash the criminal convictions against Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday she was concerned that a series of legislative amendments in the Russian Federation would have a seriously negative impact on human rights in the country. “In just two months, we have seen a worrying shift in the legislative environ