Prof. Ekaterina Mishina reflects on 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of Judicial Reform in Russia: History MattersA couple of decades ago, one would have written something along the lines of, “On October 24, 2011 all progressive people will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of judicial reform in Russia, a fundamental document symbolizing the start of considerable modifications in the judiciary, especially targeting the transformation of Soviet courts into an independent branch of power.” Yes, the Soviet courts precisely, as the reform was initiated during Soviet rule, when the courts were Soviet both de facto and de jure....
William Browder: “It’ll have an enormous impact on the human rights situation in Russia, if there are real consequences to the people who violate human rights.”...
On November 3, the Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion in Washington, DC on the upcoming Russian parliamentary and presidential elections, the Russian political climate overall, and the future of Russian-American relations....
The Freedom Russia Organization expresses it's gratitude to the U.S. State Department for blacklisting by U.S. Visa of persons involved in the murder of lawyer Magnitsky!
The U.S. State Department has quietly put Russian officials connected to the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on a visa blacklist as Moscow threatens to curtail cooperation on Iran, North Korea, Libya and the transit of supplies for Afghanistan if the Senate passes a measure imposing even tougher sanctions for human rights abuses.