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Human Rights in Russia: An Uphill Battle?

Date: Monday, February 1, 2010
Time: 12:00PM - 01:20PM
Description: Karinna Moskalenko is recognized internationally as one of Russia's most effective and courageous human rights lawyers. In awarding her its "2006 IHF Recognition Award", the International Helsinki Federation said "Karinna Moskalenko is among the most outstanding human rights lawyers in the world, who has helped scores of victims in Russia fight for their rights in court..." Moskalenko currently represents Garry Kasparov and the family of Anna Politkovskaya. Her caseload before the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) includes a wide variety of Russian human rights issues, ranging from torture and disappearances in Chechnya to victims of the Nordost Theatre siege in Moscow to the arrest and imprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the embattled former head of Russia's Yukos Oil Co., who is now serving an eight-year prison sentence in Siberia for what Moskalenko argues are purely political reasons.
Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Location: 6th Floor Student Lounges
Contact Name: Maria Lokshin
Contact Phone: 202 274 4180
Contact Email: mlokshin@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 01/22/10

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