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Putin Signs Law Allowing Russia To Overthrow Human Rights Court Verdicts

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.15.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law allowing Russia's Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to implement ruli...

Russia's Legislators Make New Turn in Recent Isolationist Trend

Melissa Hooper | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Melissa Hooper

When Russian media reported that legislators intended to introduce amendments leading to a registry of companies allegedly connected to so-called "aggressor states," our initial reaction was, "They can't be serious." But combine a few established concepts in the Russian political consciousness with a longstanding legislative trend and the proposal makes a lot of sense.

Rice Accuses Russia, China Of Human Rights Abuses

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser, in a sweeping review of global human rights practices, singled out...

EU Criticizes Russia's 'Worrying' Human Rights Situation

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2013 | World

BRUSSELS, May 19 (Reuters) - The European Union criticised Russia's human rights record on Sunday, saying it was increasingly concerned at a wave of...

On Putin's Anniversary, Human Rights In Russia Hit Dangerous Low

Posted 05.07.2013 | World

Since his return to the presidency one year ago today, Vladimir Putin has stepped up fiercely against those who opposed his return to Russia's highest...

Putin Warns U.S. Over Human Rights Blacklist

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

By Denis Dyomkin BLAGOVESHCHENSK, Russia, April 12 (Reuters) - The forthcoming publication of a list of Russians barred from the Unit...

'The Worst Year For Human Rights In Russia In Recent History'

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

* Curbs on civil society tighten since Putin's return - HRW * Foreign Ministry dismisses Human Rights Watch findings * H...

Russia Slams U.S. Human Rights Record

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards on human rights, criticising...

Pregnant Rights Worker Receives Threats In Russia

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - A senior researcher for Human Rights Watch in Russia has received a series of threatening text messages, some implying her...

APEC Summit: Focusing on Economics Won't Work if Human Rights Are Ignored

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Mr. Putin's government would like to avoid discussions about human rights and the rule of law -- yet widespread corruption, election fraud, sham trials, and crackdown on dissent shape Russia's image abroad.

Russia Demands Jail Time For Pussy Riot

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Aug 7 (Reuters) - A state prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a three-year jail term for three women from the pu...

The Russia-China Veto: What Next for Syria?

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The reasons behind the Chinese and Russia veto are clear. Alas, what's also clear is that it will worsen the violence in Syria, which, in turn, will increase the opposition's vengefulness when the regime falls.

Hopes for the Human Rights Summit

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

In today's interconnected world, America's national security and the peace of the world is fundamentally interwoven with the advancement of human rights and democracy everywhere.

Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen Leader, Fingered By Natalia Estemirova's Colleagues For Her Death

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Natalia Estemirova was an increasingly rare breed in Russia. Committed to exposing human rights abuses committed by the ruthless leadership in Chechny...

The Latest Neocon Attack on Obama

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

Urging Obama to stand up for human rights is all well and good. But what, exactly, would he accomplish by upbraiding Vladimir Putin for his lapses?

Lev Ponomarev, Russian Human Rights Activist, Attacked

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lev Ponomarev, the leader of the Moscow-based group "For Human Rights," was attacked and brutally beaten Tuesday in what the human rights activist is ...

Anna Politkovskaya Trial: Russia Reopens Case | ELLEN BARRY and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- A day after a Moscow jury acquitted all three suspects in the murder of the prominent investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the presi...