Published: 1 Dec 2005 | By Alison Stuart

Latest Commissioner for Human Rights’ Report on Russia


The Russian Federation has undergone sweeping changes since the first Council of Europe report on its human rights situation nine years ago. These reports aim to highlight the current human rights situation and recommend ways that the Russian Federation can ameliorate any human rights issues. Whilst the latest report notes with satisfaction the progress which has been made, particularly in terms of legislation, there remains much to be done regarding implementation.

In this article, Alison Stuart provides an overview of the main themes within the Commissioner’s Report, including the situation in Chechnya, corruption and the treatment of minorities. To read the full article, click on the link below.