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Ramil Akhmetgaliev on minimizing risk: how NGOs can protect themselves against the "anti-Magnitsky law"

posted 18 Jan 2013, 08:06 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Jan 2013, 11:06 ]
15 January 2013 

By Ramil Akhmetgaliev


Photo of Ramil Akhmetgaliev: Agora Press Service

The anti-Magnitsky law came into force on 1 January 2013. Among other things, the legislation grants the Ministry of Justice new sweeping powers to curb the activity of Russian non-profits. Unlike the recent law on "foreign agents", this initiative is directed against all NGOs, even those which receive no funding from abroad. The Ministry of Justice can now paralyse the work of any NGO if it sees it as a threat to Russia's national interests. [Read more]