The project “Protection of the rights of residents of the North Caucasus in the prisons of the Russian Federation” was launched by the Civic Assistance Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) in 2011 and continues to focused on:
– protection of rights, and the prevention of discrimination based on ethnic and religious signs of convicted residents of the republics of the North Caucasus who are serving a sentence in places of deprivation of liberty (PDL),
– development of public control in places of detention,
– analysis of the national and cultural needs of the inhabitants of the North Caucasus,
– humanization of the penal system as a whole.
The report “Protection of the rights of residents of the North Caucasus in Russian prisons (2019-2020)” sums up the results of the project in the last two years and is focused on attracting public and government attention to the problems of violations in prisoners’ rights – specifically residents of the republics of the North Caucasus.