19.11.2019

Parallel follow-up information by ADC Memorial and former members of Public Oversight Commissions to UN Committee against Torture

In August 2018 UN Committee against Torture adopted Concluding observations after considering the periodic report of the Russian Federation on observation of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. In the observations, the Committee requested the government of Russian Federation to provide ...

26.07.2019

ADC “Memorial” submitted information regarding the situation in Crimea to Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

In August 2017 Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination adopted the Concluding Observations on the report of Russia. In paras 19-20 the Committee expressed its concern regarding the ban and strict limitations on the operation of Crimean Tatar representative institutions, such as the outlawing of the Mejlis and the closure of several media ...

17.05.2019

Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: Criminal Prosecution for Consensual Same-Sex Relationships Between Men

Society in Eurasian countries has long displayed a high level of homophobia, stigmatization, and discrimination against LGBT people, which is historically driven by the repressive laws and practices of past decades. This report uses field data and other sources to analyze the current situation with the criminal prosecution of men who have sex with ...

10.12.2018

Report on the results of the public monitoring of appeals regarding instances of torture committed by officers of the FSB Directorate for Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast

ADC Memorial supported translation and publication of the extremely important report of the St.Petersburg Public Monitoring Commission members on torture of detainees and witnesses by FSB officers. Among the victims - defendants of the so-called "the case of Network".

The report convincingly shows that torture has become a common practice of ...