May 13, 2013
The Russian Justice Ministry has opened an administrative case against the Golos regional public organization for the protection of democratic rights and freedoms on Monday
May 11, 2013
Calls are growing from human rights activists and government officials to reform the Russian prison system.
May 9, 2013
Russia continues attempts to obtain a consular visit with Russian Guantanamo inmate Ravil Mingazov
May 7, 2013
Lawyers for a Russian political activist’s wife, whose eight-year prison sentence was slammed last year by then-President Dmitry Medvedev as “harsh,” have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights
May 1, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied across Russia on Wednesday to mark Labor Day with events ranging from Soviet-style state-endorsed marches to campaigns for promotion of European techno and single ladies’ rights
April 24, 2013
Experts believe that this initiative of the human rights activists will hardly be put into practice
April 6, 2013
Inspections of two Russia-based German foundations by prosecutors as part of a blanket audit of NGOs launched in February have triggered a strong reaction from the German government
April 4, 2013
A disk issued last month by the human rights organization Memorial shows documental archives and records of 44,500 people who were on “Stalin's Shooting Lists"
March 27, 2013
Mass checks are being conducted on non-governmental organisations to ensure they comply with the new law on foreign funding
March 26, 2013
Human Rights Watch called on the BRICS countries, meeting in Durban today, to take concrete steps to help the people in war-torn Syria
February 8, 2013
Russian veteran human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva said on Thursday she is happy to be among the nominees for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
February 6, 2013
Domestic and western pressure will build up in the coming weeks on Delhi to back a US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka coming up in the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva
January 26, 2013
The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, overwhelmingly approved in its first reading on Friday a vaguely defined bill that would ban the promotion of “homosexual propaganda.”
January 21, 2013
Gay activists were beaten by an angry crowd during an authorized picket in the city of Voronezh in southwest Russia on Sunday.
January 18, 2013
New proposals on migration policy will introduce criminal statutes to Russian migration legislation
January 17, 2013
Recent protests in India following a brutal gangrape of a college student in Delhi have brought the problem of rape and sexual abuse in the country into the global spotlight
December 17, 2012
A rally in support of children's rights took place Monday outside the US Embassy in Moscow, combining expressions of sympathy for victims of the Conneticut school shooting with calls to protect Russian children adopted by US citizens.
December 9, 2012
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a press conference Friday that he sees no reason to limit homosexuality by law.
November 28, 2012
A St. Petersburg court ordered claimants to pay the court fees of the concert’s promoters, while the singer herself did not appear in court
November 23, 2012
St Petersburg‘s Moskovsky District Court on Thursday dismissed the 333-million ruble civil suit against US pop star Madonna. The nine plaintiffs were suing her for the sum as compensation for moral damage from her concert in St Petersburg on August 1