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James Slater

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17 December 2015

As Russia Insulates Itself from Human Rights Bodies, State Surveillance Decision Looms

RuNet EchoAdvox

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of a free expression advocate's case against Russian government surveillance. But thanks to a new law, Russia officially does not care.

8 December 2015

New Draft Law Enables Russia to Ignore International Human Rights Decisions

RuNet Echo

A recently passed draft law could allow the Russian Constitutional Court to review any international human rights decision against Russia, allowing the Kremlin to shirk international human rights obligations.

26 November 2015

Two Russian Lawmakers Want to Ban Homosexuality in Public. This Is How They'd Do It.

RuNet Echo

Many expected officials to strike down a 2013 law banning "gay propaganda," but they didn't. A new proposal, meanwhile, is an even more glaring affront to Russians' fundamental rights.

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