Daria Litvinova

Daria Litvinova is a Moscow-based journalist. She started out as a radio reporter covering city news in Moscow, worked at the RIA Novosti news agency, writing and editing spot news, and is now reporting on human rights, legal and social issues in Russia, former Soviet Union and Europe. Her feature stories appear at The Moscow Times and The Guardian. Litvinova is also a frequent guest at various BBC World News radio stations, commenting on news breaking in Russia.

07/04/2017

Restrictions on Live Broadcasting Trials in Media Signed into Law in Russia

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a law on March 28 restricting video, audio and online broadcasts of trials in the media – from now […]
21/02/2017

Russia’s Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Court Ruling, Frees Prisoner Convicted for Protesting

Criminal conviction and jail time for violating protest regulations can apply only to protesters who pose real threat to other people’s lives or property, […]
31/01/2017

Russia’s Anti-Terrorist ‘Yarovaya Law’, Controversially Implemented, In the Spotlight Again

Practice of implementing the most contentious provisions of the so-called “Yarovaya Law,” aimed at fighting and preventing terrorism, raises concern among Russia’s legal community […]
19/01/2017

Domestic Violence Law: Russia Moves to Decriminalize Battery Within Families

In a sudden U-turn, Russian lawmakers are eager to pass the bill abolishing last year’s amendments to the Criminal Code that made simple battery […]
18/01/2017

Russian President Signs Controversial Law on Use of Physical Force in Prisons

The bill outlining use of physical force, special technical devices and firearms on convicts was signed by President Putin on 29 December 2016. It […]
29/11/2016

Prominent Human Rights Activists Ousted from Russia’s Prison Watchdog

New rosters of Public Monitoring Commissions (PMC), Russia’s only independent prison watchdog, were released on 21 October1Public Monitoring Commissions roster, published on the website […]
29/11/2016

Austria, Denmark Push Refugees Away With Harsher Legislation

This year Austria and Denmark have accommodated half as many refugees as in 2015. Moreover, the two countries seem to have made accepting as […]
27/11/2016

At Last, Italy Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Pressured by the European Court of Human Rights, Italian authorities have adopted a law that allows same-sex couples to register civil unions. However, there […]
19/11/2016

Polish Parliament Backtracks on Abortion Ban Amid Mass Protests

A legislative initiative1Draft of the bill on the website of Ordo Iuris conservative organization: http://www.ordoiuris.pl/pliki/dokumenty/stop_aborcji_2016.pdf introduced to the Polish Parliament by several pro-life organisations11Conservative advocacy […]