The Foreign Agents Act introduces excessive and unnecessary requirements for NGOs and provides for overly harsh penalties for non-compliance, a new report says.
A Moscow court on 23 May rejected an appeal filed by the Memorial Human Rights Center, one of Russia’s most prominent human rights NGOs, against a prosecutor’s order requiring it to register as a “foreign agent.” This decision is greatly disappointing and reinforces the impression that th
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize Eastern and Southern regions of Ukraine, the very real danger of a Russian invasion of mainland Ukraine and indirect Russian threats against other neighboring countries with ethnic Russian populations have dramatically changed i
On 27 January, a demonstration in support of civil society will be held in Brussels coinciding with the forthcoming EU-Russia summit.
ADC Memorial, a leading Russian human rights organisation, was ordered by court to register as a “foreign agent” in an unprecedented civil action brought under the repressive legal regime that entered into force in November 2012.
New investigations are needed into cases of violence against journalists and those at risk need immediate protection, according to a new ARTICLE 19 report launched today in Moscow.
In the latest development in the implementation of the controversial so-called Foreign Agents Law in Russia, prosecutors are pursuing civil actions against NGOs. This apparent change of tactics has triggered fresh alarm.
The Civic Solidarity Platform - a network of nongovernment organizations committed to improving the human rights situation in Europe, Eurasia and the United States - has repeatedly called on the Russian authorities to repeal the so-called Foreign Agents’ law, which requires any organisati
My colleague and journalist Andrey Allakhverdov is kept in an investigative isolation ward in Murmansk. He is one of the Arctic 30 from Arctic Sunrise ship. Andrey has been the head of Greenpeace Russia press service since January 2013.
Organisations and activists of the Human Rights House-Voronezh are grateful for the support they have received, but ask to go on with the campaign to save this unique human rights centre.