Past event

Invitation Only

Russia and Human Rights - What Next?

Chatham House, London

Russia and Eurasia Programme

Participants

Karinna Moskalenko, Leading Human Rights Lawyer
Bill Bowring, Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London
Chair: Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Russia Centre

Overview

As Russia's President Medvedev speaks increasingly of the country's modernisation programme how does this square with the country's record on human rights? What is the current state of human rights in Russia, how is this affecting the population and what does this mean for the country's future? Two leading legal experts in the realm of human rights give an insight into one of the most important issues facing contemporary Russia.

Karinna Moskalenko has defended amongst others, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Anna Politkovskaya and Garry Kasparov. She studied law at Leningrad State University and later specialised in Human Rights at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She and her team at Moscow's International Protection Centre have won 100 cases against the Russian government at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and have more than 300 applications pending.

Professor Bill Bowring founded and is Chair of the International Steering Committee of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), which, in partnership with the Russian NGO Memorial and the Bar Human Rights Committee, is assisting with over 150 cases against Russia, Georgia and other FSU states to the European Court of Human Rights

This event is being held jointly by Chatham House and the EU-Russia Centre.

Attendance is by invitation only.

For more information please contact Alex Nice.