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.
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.
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.
In May 2010, Boris Desten Missamu’s fellow student beat him up, and afterwards Desten was expelled from the university “for improper behavior”. Thanks to the Civic Assistance Committee, the student was reinstated and earned the degree of bachelor – although in Voronezh.
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.
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.
Zaurbek Zhamaldayev, b.1985, went missing on July 8, 2015 in Moscow. His friend Yusuf applied for help to Civic Assistance Committee since Zaurbek gave him the telephone number to call in case he would be detained. The case on the missing person was passed on to lawyers of Memorial Human Rights Centre.
August 24, 2015. This morning, instead of giving lessons, the teachers at a school for Syrian refugee children loaded the school’s belongings into a car. Classes had suddenly been cancelled, and the school closed. The proprietor of the room in a private house where classes had been held showed the children and teachers the door.
On Monday, April 20, Ministry of Justice put Civic Assistance Committee on a list of “foreign agents”. Information about it appeared on the ministry’s website around 6 pm.
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.
On February 5, European Court of Human Rights published its judgement in the case Razzakov v. Russia and held unanimously that there had been a violation of human rights of Rashid Razzakov, who was subject to tortures in Voronezh militia office in 2009.
How teachers’ seminars on human rights were started and why it became rather dangerous to conduct them in the North Caucasus, said Lilia Yusupova, Regional Project Coordinator and Head of the office of Human Rights Centre “Memorial”, Gudermes.