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.
We interviewed the leaders of the European Prison Litigation Network (EPLN), a leading organization that advocates for prisoners’ rights in broader Europe: Hugues de Suremain, lawyer, EPLN’s co-founder and legal coordinator, and Julia Krikorian, its coordinator of the development.
The bill outlining use of physical force, special technical devices and firearms on convicts was signed by President Putin on 29 December 2016. It […]
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 […]