ECHtR Found a Violation of Human Rights in the Case of Syrian Citizens Against Russian Federation

Three plaintiffs were held in the accomodation center for migrants in the town of Maloyaroslavets after local court had found them guilty of violating immigration laws. The European Court of Human Rights established that Russia must secure the release of the plaintiffs and make payments to them. The case was worked on by Natalya Golovanchuk, the lawyer of the Bar Association “Philippov & Partners”, who cooperates with “Migration and Law” Network of Memorial Human Rights Center.

Asylum System in Russia Resembles an Empty Skyscraper

On October 15, the Civic Assistance Committee presented the report “Russia as a Country of Asylum” to colleagues and journalists. This report is based on the results of years of Committe work in assistance to refugees. It also contains data of a special monitoring of migration services work and of court hearings on refugees’ cases in Moscow and Moscow region.

To Stand for Russia

Our report in “Mediazona” on how the queues in the offices of the Federal Migration Service became a goldmine for intermediaries, who are not always quite legal.

Khadija Nuri Goes to Europe

A refugee from Afghanistan, who nine years ago arrived to Russia, got an opportunity to leave for Europe with her children. Russia did not want to receive this family – during all these years Khadija has not managed to obtain a legal status here.

Constitutional Court supports NGOs

On Tuesday, February 17, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation declared that the mechanism of unscheduled inspections of non-profit organizations by prosecutor’s office was unconstitutional.

Why Migrant Children Are Being Expelled from Russian Schools

For a long time, Russia made it possible for all children living in the country to get an education. The right of every child to an education was untouchable. Beginning this year, circumstances have changed. The Federal Migration Service (FMS) has obliged schools to expel unregistered children under the threat of stiff fines. Yod has tried to find out why Moscow schools are prepared to teach only children who hold Moscow residence permits.