Human Rights Defenders warning the UN: Racism and discrimination remain a serious issue in Russia and its controlled territories

Press release Paris – Moscow – Kyiv – Geneva, 14 July 2017. ADC Memorial, CrimeaSOS and SOVA Center, together with FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) reported to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) blatant problems…read more

ADC Memorial sumitted an alternative report to the UN CERD on the situation of some ethnic minorities of Tajikistan

This report by the ADC Memorial examines the problems faced by some of Tajikistan’s ethnic minorities who (unlike, for instance, Uzbeks, or Kyrgyz, or Russians who also live in Tajikistan) do not have their own state: Jughi, Pamiri, and Yaghnobi….read more

Remembering LGBT Victims in Chechnya and Donbas on This International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

For twenty years, June 26 has marked International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Despite being outlawed in most countries, torture, unfortunately, is still widespread. Of particular concern is evidence of the use of torture against detainees, prisoners, and…read more

Peaceful Protests on Russia Day: Thousands Detained, Hundreds Arrested

On June 12, in cities across the Russian Federation, people gathered to peacefully protest corruption. Many carried Russian flags; some brought anti-corruption signs. Police assembled at the protest sites in advance; almost immediately they began to grab protesters and drag…read more

Imprisoned stateless persons in Russia – Kemerovo; Siberia (2016)

Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation pronounced a decision in a case checking the constitutionality of the norms allowing for the extended, pointless deprivation of a stateless person’s freedom for the purpose of expulsion from the Russian Federation, which is…read more