Events‎ > ‎

LSE event: Defending Human Rights in Russia

posted 5 Jan 2015, 08:16 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Jan 2015, 08:23 ]
Date of original post: 16 December 2014

Source: LSE

When: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6.30-8pm
Speakers: Sergei A. Golubok, Dmitri Makarov, Roman Udot
Respondent: Dr Mary McAuley
Chair: Professor Margot Light

Twitter hashtag: #LSERussia

Background: An unprecedented number of laws have been adopted in Russia over the past two years which dramatically restrict the activities of all independent non-governmental organisations, and particularly those working for civil and political rights. The new laws, such as the "foreign agents" law, threaten not only the organisations but also endanger their staff, members and supporters. The law on treason can lead to ten or more years of imprisonment for the vaguest of reasons, such as simply sharing information with non-Russian organisations and outsiders.

The event: Our panel of human rights advocates and experts will provide a first-hand insight into the difficulties of working under such conditions, and propose what can be done to stop the further erosion of human rights in Russia.

The event is free to attend and open to all, with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.