All Posts Tagged With: "Council of Europe"

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Kremlin at Odds with Council of Europe Report

The Council of Europe has issued a report calling for Russia to bring back the direct election for regional leaders and make it easier for political parties to gain registration.

Oct 28, 2010 | Continued
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Lukin: Constitution Says Rallies Don’t Need Gov’t Sanction

The Russian government is facing growing criticism over the brutal methods used by police to break up a rally in defense of free assembly in Moscow on Monday.

Jun 2, 2010 | Continued
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Right to Free Assembly ‘Not Evident to Russian Gov’t’

A monitoring commission from the Council of Europe is criticizing Russia for failing to recognize the right to free assembly as a basic human right, and also for beating members of unsanctioned protests.

Mar 24, 2010 | Continued
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Gryzlov: Terrorism Prevents Russia From Banning the Death Penalty

Russian State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said on Tuesday that the country would not officially abolish the death penalty because of the continued existence of terrorist threats.

Mar 23, 2010 | Continued
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Russia Becomes Last to Ratify Strasbourg Protocol

The Russian State Duma has become the last member country to ratify a protocol to reform the European Court of Human Rights after a three year delay, a decision analysts are saying is likely political.

Jan 15, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Court Extends Death Penalty Moratorium

Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled to extend a moratorium on the death penalty that had been set to expire in January 2010, but has yet to ban the practice altogether.

Nov 19, 2009 | Continued