Free legal advice and assistance for Russian protesters

December 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

Several Russian human rights ogranisations, among which the Public Verdict Foundation, Memorial, Moscow Helsinki Groep, as well as private lawyers teamed up to provide ad hoc legal aid to participants in the election protests. Those who are protesting in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Vladivostok and many other Russian cities can count on legal support in case the auhorities violate their rights. Lawyers from the participating organisations can be reached by phone, e-mail or skype or directly on the squares where the protests take place. There are also human rights lawyers maintaining a phone line from Strasburg to consult on eventual violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Similar to the Arab Spring social media plays huge role here. The legal aid coalition was created and announced via Facebook page.

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Human Rights, Russia.

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