Published: 1 Jun 2008

Report: freedom of assembly in today’s Russia



In the first half of 2007, infringements of the right to freedom of assembly in Russia were brought to international attention when demonstrations were banned in a number of cities. Attempts to increase restrictions have become steadily more frequent, making the organisation of demonstrations extremely complex. Direct and indirect obstruction by the authorities has accompanied an increased use of force, with various forms of pressure being applied to activists and organisations.

This article provides insights from an NGO report into the right to peaceful assembly in Russia today. Is there hope for Article 11? Click on the link below to find out.