News from the Region

First issue of “Civic Dialogue” now out

  This magazine was founded and is now published by the Institute for the Problems of Civil Society and is financed from the federal budget. The money was issued as a grant under a  Presidential order (30th June 2007, ?‚??‚??…

Ombudsman on Disabled Rights

  Russia’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Vladimir Lukin, appeals to Mr Putin to expedite Process of Signing and Ratification of International Convention on Rights of the Disabled  The Convention proposes the creation of an international committee on the rights of the…

NGO opposes Law on Vagrancy

  Nochlezhka (Night Shelter) opposes Law on Vagrancy  Today the regional charity, Night Shelter, addressed an open letter to the prime minister of the Russian Federation (RF) Mikhail Fradkov, about the unacceptability in Russia of the Law on Vagrancy. 'We…