Analytics and Interview

On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  

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Oleg Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko, Hennadiy Afanasiev and Oleksiy Chyrniy have been held in Russian jails for two years already under fabricated charges of ‘terrorism’. We consider it being necessary to express solidarity with those who are persecuted due to their pro-Ukrainian views, civic stand and desire for freedom in Russia-annexed Crimea.
Helsinki Committee of Armenia has published “Human Rights in Armenia 2014” Annual Report. The report reflects on the Right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Political Persecutions, Freedom of Conscience and Religion, The Rights of the Child, Protection of Labor Rights.
«We have a few questions for you,» a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority It is time to sit back and reflect.

Mark Twain


Youth Human Rights Movement

The Georgian-Russian Civil Dialogue is opened for joining civil and human rights organizations!


The initiative of Georgian, Russian and international NGOs to forge relationship between civil societies of Georgia and Russia invites anyone interested to join.

The initiative has appeared after the last conflict in August, 2008, and since then there have taken place a lot of meetings and discussions, both in Georgia and Russia, and internationally.

During this time the initiative on the integration of Georgia and Russia civil organizations for teamwork over our shared problems has been definitively issued into the Georgian-Russian Civil Dialogue.

International Youth Human Rights Movement became one of the members of the Dialogue Steering committee together with other human rights and civil organizations from Georgia, Russia, and also other countries.

Dialogue development would lie in the forming-up of the direct contacts between NGO in following basic directions:

1.Cooperation on solution of humanitarian problems of the civil population, which suffered in the result of different armed conflicts;
2.Dialogue “Remembrance and Future-building” – the discussion on common historical past, its consequences and the possibilities for its analysis and transformation, as well as the dialogue on possible future civil processes in both countries;
3.Dialogue on Human Rights standards, Rule of Law and democracy in our countries and the region in general (including combating xenophobia and discrimination as well as supporting long-term peacemaking initiatives);
4.“Public Dialogue” – collaboration in the spheres of culture, arts, literature and journalism; support of direct contacts among young people, students, teachers and others;
5.“Cross-border Dialogue” – support of the initiatives of any level that are directed at bilateral contacts and links in the frontier regions.

Now Dialogue is opened for joining civil and human rights organizations from Georgia, Russia, as well as the international and any foreign organizations interested in work on the Dialogue themes.

More information on the Georgian-Russian Dialogue and forms for joining can be found on the Dialogue site .

Address your questions on joining and Dialogue work to dialogue Secretariat