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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 rul...

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.

German President Boycotting Russia Olympics

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year. Der Spiegel reports ...

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...

Russia Blacklists 18 Americans

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday banned 18 Americans from entering the country in response to Washington imposing sanctions on 18 Russians for allege...

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...

Rocker Cancels Russian Gigs Over Human Rights 'Crackdown'

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Guitarist Mark Knopfler canceled two shows in Russia in protest over what he says is a crackdown on human rights groups in the country,...

'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...

Congress Does Something, Sends Trade, Human Rights Bill To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Russian trade and human rights bill cleared Congress and headed for President Barack Obama's signature Thursday, opening new expo...

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...

Putin Signs Controversial NGO Law

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new measure that requires non-governmental groups receiving funding from...

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.

Russia Slams America's Human Rights Record

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering ...

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.

Arbi Khachukayev, Chechen Human Rights Activist, Abducted In Moscow

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian rights group said Chechen authorities on Thursday abducted a human rights advocate in Moscow who has been critical of Chechny...

New Politkovskaya Probe Rejected By Russian Court

AP | KARINA IOFFEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A Moscow court rejected a plea by the family of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya for a new investigation into her death, lea...

Natalia Estemirova: Russian Rights Activist Kidnapped, Found Dead

AP | MIKE ECKEL and MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A well-known Russian rights activist was found slain execution-style on Wednesday, hours after being kidnapped in Chechnya – the ...

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?

Politkovskaya Murder Acquittal Overturned In Russia

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of three men charged with the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist wh...