News from the Region

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…

State Support for NGOs

  The chairperson (M. Slobodskaya) of the Civil Society Committee of the Public Chamber expects that Russian NGOs will be able to obtain grants as early as November.   Applications would be received during September and October and they would be…