Roman Kachanov is the president of the Interregional Center of Human Rights. As a lawyer, he practises on a daily basis in prison litigation before the Russian courts and the European Court of Human Rights. He has been particularly involved in issues of prisoners' access to the law, on which he has obtained landmark rulings from the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. He is also regularly involved in cases concerning freedom of expression.
Roman Kachanov, executive director of the Interregional Human Rights Center (IHRC) in Yekaterinburg, speaks about his group’s legal victories, which have gradually removed some of the unlawful barriers preventing lawyers from gaining entry to correctional facilities and meeting with their clients.