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The Status of Human Rights in Russia

Moderator

Mike Hathaway

Chief of Staff

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Witnesses

Ms. Rachel Denber

Deputy Director

Human Rights Watch, Europe and Central Asia division

Mark Levin

Executive Director

National Conference on Soviet Jewry

Ms. Lauren Homer

Attorney; President

Law and Liberty Trust

This briefing addressed the recent changes in the Russian government and what they might portend for human Rights in Russia. Specifically, economic troubles that led to the emergence of extremist politics and subsequent human rights abuses were the main topic of discussion.

Witnesses testifying at the briefing – including Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch; Mark Levin, Executive Director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry; and Lauren Homer, President of Law and Liberty Trust – evaluated the status of human rights abuse in Russia resulting from a mix of repression, corruption, inertia, and neglect. Freedom of speech, freedom of information, and freedom of religion were especially emphasized as aspects of human rights that Russia needs to improve in the future

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