Virtual Roundtable: The Nemtsov Murder and The Rule of Law in Russia

Research event Recording
28 July 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:30PM

Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in central Moscow just over five years ago. The ensuing criminal investigation by the Russian authorities failed to identify the instigators of the murder.

The killing has taken on great significance as the case serves to illustrate the corrosion in Russia’s justice system, which effectively offers impunity for attacks on Kremlin opponents.

The webinar begins with opening remarks by Senator Wicker, who has been involved in discussions leading up to the publication of the report.

Margareta Cederfelt then presents the findings of her report on the case, The Nemtsov Murder and Rule of Law in Russia. Particular attention will be paid to the implications for the broader legal framework in Russia.

Professor Bowring acts as a respondent and offers his analysis on the report and the presentations.


Roger Wicker
, US Senator, Mississippi (R)
Margareta Cederfelt, Swedish MP and OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Rapporteur
Respondent: Bill Bowring, Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
Chair: James Nixey, Programme Director, Russia and Eurasia, Chatham House

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