Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein: 'I continue to urge the authorities to amend this law [on foreign agents] in line with Russia’s international human rights obligations'

posted 13 Jun 2016, 23:23 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Jun 2016, 23:27 ]
'This week, a number of amendments to the Russian Federation’s law on foreign agents come into force. More than 90 NGOs are now listed as "foreign agents” a designation which implies that their activities are “political”. I continue to urge the authorities to follow up on recommendations from UN human rights mechanisms and to amend this law in line with Russia’s international human rights obligations.'

- Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Photo: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Source:
In a wide-ranging opening speech to the UN Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, Relief Web, 13 June 2016

See also:
'UN Urges Russia to Change 'Foreign Agent' Law,' The Moscow Times, 13 June 2016
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