Comoros and the EU

Round table "Access to court in places of detention in Russia"

17/09/2020 - 11:06
Conference/seminarOnline activities

When: September, 22 at 11:00 (Moscow time)

Format: online, Zoom platform

The round table is held within the framework of project “Strengthening civil control in places of detention in Russia”, which is implemented by the human rights organization “Man and Law” together with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Warsaw) and with the support of the EU. Among speakers are the project team and representatives of public supervisory committees who observed the situation with the right to access to court in their regions.

Effective legal proceedings are the key to protecting human rights and freedoms. The possibility of unhindered access to a court, regardless of a person's status, is enshrined in Article 46 of the Russian Constitution as one of the inalienable human rights. Therefore, the project team decided to study how the standards of justice are ensured in the regions. For three months, public observers visited places of detention, worked with the reviews of legislation, compiled regional reports on the results of the study, held regional round tables with representatives of the Federal Penitentiary Service in their regions to discuss the results of observation. The situation with the right to access to court was observed in different regions of Russia: from Primorsky Krai to the city of St. Petersburg.

To participate in the round table, you must register on Zoom platform and fill out the form on the Timepad. The link to the online round table will be sent one hour before the event to the mail indicated during registration.