Russia Letters

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

Russia: Judicial harassment of lawyer Ivan Pavlov | Joint Statement

Full pdf (EN) On 30 April 2021, Federal Security Service (FSB) officers of the Russian Federation raided the hotel room of human rights lawyer Ivan Pavlov in Moscow. According to the information received, items were seized that contain information subject to lawyer-client confidentiality. … [Read more...]

Prosecution and imprisonment of human rights lawyers in Iran, Russia and Turkey | Oral Statement to UN Human Rights Council by LRWC, L4L & ALRC

Full PDF Version  12 June 2014 - Prosecution and Imprisonment of Lawyers for Discharging their functions: Jeong Ho Moon of ALRC presented a joint statement by LRWC, L4L and ALRC on the prosecution and imprisonment of human rights lawyers in Iran, Russia and Turkey. … [Read more...]

Iran, Russia and Turkey: Prosecution and Imprisonment of Lawyers for Discharging Their Functions: Joint Statement by LRWC, L4L and ALRC | Video

12 June 2014 - Prosecution and Imprisonment of Lawyers for Discharging their functions: Jeong Ho Moon of ALRC presented a joint statement by LRWC, L4L and ALRC on the prosecution and imprisonment of human rights lawyers in Iran, Russia and Turkey. Jeong Ho Moon's statement begins at 26:41 … [Read more...]

Russia: Civil and Administrative Proceedings against the Anti-Discrimination Centre ‘Memorial’ (ADC Memorial) | Letter

Full PDF Version October 3, 2013 Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Ivanovich Bastrykin Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Tekhnicheskii pereulok, d.2 105005 Moscow, Russian Federation Fax: 011 7 499 265 9077 President of the … [Read more...]

Russia: Threats Against Lawyers Sapiyat Magomedova and Musa Suslanov | Letter

Criminal defence lawyers Sapiyat Magomedova and Musa Suslanov received death threats in May 2013 in connection with their work in the North Caucasus republicof Dagestan.  These text message threats were designed to discourage them from representing the families of five men killed in March 2012.  The … [Read more...]

Russia: New law on treason and espionage threatens freedom of expression in Russia

Re: New law on treason and espionage threatens freedom of expression in Russia To: President Vladimir Putin; Alexander Kolonalov, Minister of Justice From: Andrew Guaglio, LRWC Date: November 19, 2012 I write on behalf of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a committee of Canadian … [Read more...]

Russia: Professional and Personal Threat against Lawyer Rustam Matsev

Mr. Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation, Llinka Str. 23, Moscow 103132, Moscow, Russian Federation Fax: + 7 495 606 5173/630 2408 Mr. Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of the Interior, Ulitsa Zhitnaya 16 117049, Moscow, Russian Federation Telegram: Rossiia, 117049, … [Read more...]

Sapiyat Magomedova, Human Rights Lawyer

Re: Sapiyat Magomedova, Human Rights Lawyer To: President Dmitry A. Medvedev From: CHARLES B. DAVISON Date: 2010-11-11 I am writing to you concerning the case of Sapiyat Magomedova. Ms. Magomedova is a human rights lawyer in Dagestan who has been the target and victim of assaults and … [Read more...]