In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to identify advocacy groups the government deems “foreign agents” and force them to register as such. This list tracks the legal consequences of the law on dozens of NGOs.
Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (“the Committee”) for its Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities. Human Rights Watch strongly supports the Committee’s interest in further examining article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“the Convention”) on the right to education for persons with disabilities.
There is significant evidence from various locations that several types of landmines were available to parties to the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels that erupted in early 2014, initially in Crimea in the south, then in Ukraine’s eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk.
A court in Saint Petersburg will hear a case against an online group on April 6, 2015, for allegedly violating Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda law”. Russian authorities should drop the charges and stop harassing the LGBT group, Deti 404.