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

Informational Programs

Informational programs of the Network are aimed at development of communication between participants and correspondents of YHRM, at dissemination crucial information, new technologies in the sphere of human rights defense and humanitarian technologies.


E-mail lists

YHRM provides a number of e-mail lists to deliver important information from Administrative Center and Network members. There are lists for Participants: and, for Correspondents – only There is also list for discussions:

Information Service provides special news-list for VIP and media:


News Flash, which is issued twice a month for Correspondents and Participants, includes information about YHRM actions and campaigns take place in regions, news about YHRM members initiatives, announces. In 2003 International Service started translation of the news-flash into English for foreign members of YHRM.



This informational resource presents sites of YHRM campaigns, actions, teams. More then 30 sites of various human rights and civic organizations, of campaigns, projects, public initiatives are placed at

Papers and periodicals

Special paper “Position” 

Paper for special or extra-important declarations of various bodies and structures of the network, for showing position of the Network in different questions of All-Russian and international level.

Network paper “Youth Human Rights Movement”

Paper presents YHRM events took place in different regions in last month, news and announcements of thematic networks, teams and working groups. Special column represents participants of the network. The opening topic of each issue is the most important one in YHRM life.

It is 4-raged paper with a special inset – calendar of civic dates, where the most important events in life of civic movement and in humanitarian values development are presented and commented.

Paper has been monthly issued since 2003.

Special youth paper “Right and Dignity”

Paper tells about civic activities of youth in Russia, NIS, Eastern Europe. Contains texts about everyday work of activists, analytics on “hot” topics, column “HR café”. The main objective – is to become a place for experiences exchange, for working out new forms and approaches to public actions.

The paper has been issued since 1998 for YHRM participants, partners, journalists, libraries.

Analytics bulletin “Activities Chronicle” 

This is an instrument for teams, networks, working groups of the network. Each issue is dedicated to some particular action or campaign, includes information on it and working materials: letters, petitions, flyers, questionnaires, links etc. – so that everyone can easily use them.

Paper has been issued since 2005.