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Rights Group of the Week: Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights (Perm)

posted 7 Mar 2016, 11:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 7 Mar 2016, 12:18 ]
On 3 March 2016 the Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights, an NGO based in Perm, became the latest NGO to be added by the Ministry of Justice to the register of 'foreign agent' NGOs. The Perm Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights, which was founded in 2003, became the 122nd NGO to be listed by the Ministry of Justice as a 'foreign agent'. The Centre, headed by Andrei Suslov since 2006, was founded on the basis of a programme run by the Perm-based Centre for the Democratic Youth Initiatives. The mission of the Centre has been to promote education in human rights both within and beyond the formal education system. All the staff of the Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights worked as trainers and teachers of the Schools of Human Rights. Many were themselves trained at the seminars ofthe Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, based in Warsaw. The Centre was set up when it became clear to the participants that a self-standing NGO was needed to continue the development of civic and human rights education in Perm region. Andrei Suslov is a doctor of historical science and head of the department of New and Modern Russian History at Perm State Pedagogical University. For ten years he headed the research work of Perm Memorial and headed the programme 'Schools for Human Rights, for 12 years from 1998 until 2010. Since 2003 he has been the director of the Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights. 

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Sources:
Centre for Civic Education and Human Rights (Website)
'В список "агентов" внесен пермский Центр гражданского образования и прав человека,' HRO.org, 4 March 2016
'В список НКО-иноагентов внесен пермский "Центр гражданского образования и прав человека",' Kasparov.ru, 3 March 2016
'В список НКО-иноагентов внесен пермский «Центр гражданского образования и прав человека»,' Kommersant, 3 March 2016
'Сведения реестра НКО, выполняющих функции иностранного агента,' Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (Website)
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