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Andrey Kalikh - The Future for Human Rights in Russia

posted 10 Jun 2011, 06:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 10 Jun 2011, 06:14 ]
10 June 2011

Scotland - Russia Institute

Thursday 30 June: Andrey Kalikh - The Future for Human Rights in Russia

In 2008-2009, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev declared modernization
of the economy, fighting corruption and strengthening independence of
the judiciary to be priorities of his presidency. By setting these
goals, he raised expectations and gained support among the
international audience, many members of the Russian public and of the
Russian civil society which had been increasingly critical of
dysfunctional democratic institutions, corruption in the law
enforcement system, growing social problems, inefficient economy and
systematic violations of human rights.
Were these expectations realistic?

Andrey Kalikh is the Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Program director
at the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, an
independent Russian NGO located in Moscow. More information:

Time: Thursday, 30 June 2011 at 6.30pm
Place: Scotland-Russia Institute, 9 South College St, Edinburgh EH8 9AA.

All welcome.

Donations £2 (SRF members), £5 (non-members) payable
at the door.
NB Booking essential as space is limited. NB venue may
change - please//check!/