Third party intervention
“The Russian Federation’s legislative framework on non-commercial organisations is incompatible with international and European human rights standards”, writes the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, in his observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights...
Kommersant, 06/02/2017 For many people, home means a refuge, a place where we feel safe and free. A place where our private life is sacred and where the state has no right to pry. But for victims of domestic violence, home means just the opposite: a source of stress and torment. The state has a...
Коммерсантъ, 06/02/2017 Закон, отменяющий уголовную ответственность за семейное насилие, ожидает подписи президента РФ. О том, какие меры должны принять российские власти для борьбы с проблемой насилия в семье,— в статье комиссара Совета Европы по правам человека НИЛСА МУЙЖНИЕКСА, написанной...
Commissioner concerned about non-implementation of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Russia
Yesterday’s decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the Yukos case bears far-reaching consequences for human rights protection in Russia and elsewhere in Europe. Preventing the implementation of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights weakens the safeguards for...
Commissioner Muižnieks urges the Russian authorities to better respect journalists' rights and safety
I have learned with great concern that an Instagram post published by the Speaker of the Chechen Parliament last Friday intimidated Gregory Shvedov, an editor-in-chief of Caucasian Knot – a Russian independent media outlet which covers news from the North Caucasus, including human rights...
Russia: Commissioner cancels visit to the country because of unacceptable restrictions imposed to his programme
In recent months, I have been discussing with the Russian authorities my intention to visit the Russian Federation in the third week of October to focus on several pressing human rights issues. It is with deep regret that I have to announce that this visit will not take place because of the...
Third party intervention
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, publishes today his written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights on a case concerning the killing of prominent Russian human rights defender Natalia Estemirova. Observing that the murder of Natalia...
Further to the very serious attacks against journalists and human rights defenders which occurred in Ingushetia yesterday, I have reiterated my concerns to the Russian authorities in a telephone conversation this morning. I took note that the Ministry of Interior of Ingushetia has opened an...
Kommersant, 25/02/2016 Действующий и бывшие комиссары Совета Европы по правам человека написали статью для “Ъ” 20 лет назад, 28 февраля 1996 года, Россия вступила в Совет Европы (СЕ), тем самым взяв на себя обязательства стать государством, придерживающимся принципов демократии и верховенства...
As long as the judicial system of the Russian Federation does not become more independent, doubts about its effectiveness remain
Kommersant, 25/02/2016 During the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with the Russian Human Rights Council in October of last year, a few problems with regards to the functioning of the Russian judiciary were raised. President Vladimir Putin expressed readiness to examine these...
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