Rights in Russia is a UK-based charitable organization established on 19 January 2010, the first anniversary of the killings in Moscow of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova. The mission of Rights in Russia is to provide information about human rights in Russia in the English language and to support in other appropriate ways the work of human rights organizations based in the Russian Federation (with HM Revenue & Customs Charity No. XT25453).
The trustees of Rights in Russia are Megan Bick, Simon Cosgrove (chair), John Crowfoot, Masha Karp, Annabelle Poole, Julia Sherwood and Ekaterina Shemelina. Rights in Russia has an Advisory Council consisting of an International Advisory Committee and a Russia Advisory Committee.
Members of the Russia Advisory Committee are prominent Russian human rights defenders: Ashot Airapetyan, Ludmila Alekseeva, Galina Arapova, Aleksei Babii, Andrei Blinushov, Pavel Chikov, Yury Dzhibladze, Svetlana Gannushkina, Elena Grishina, Maria Kanevskaya, Sergei Lukashevsky, Dmitry Makarov, Karinna Moskalenko, Sergei Nikitin, Anastasia Nikintina, Sergei Poduzov, Lev Ponomarev, Yulia Sereda, Olga Sadovskaya, Aleksandr Sungurov, Natalia Taubina, Aleksandr Verkhovsky and Andrei Yurov.
Members of the International Advisory Committee are well-known experts on Russia and human rights in Russia: Bill Bowring, Robert Chandler, Martin Dewhirst, Mary McAuley, Peter Reddaway, Susan Richards, Jens Siegert, Andreas Umland and Evgeny Zakharov.
The first project of Rights in Russia has been to establish the website http://www.rightsinrussia.info/ to provide information about human rights in Russia in the English language and enable the voices of Russian human rights defenders and human rights organizations to reach an audience outside Russia.
The second project is to establish HRO.org in English as a website dedicated to translations of materials published by our partner organization in Russia.
For information about the www.rightsinrussia.info website team, see About the Team. For an interview with the editor about Rights in Russia on hro.org, see: Interview/Russian or Interview/English
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