Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

ARF Advocacy:  ARF international advocacy

June 19th, 2015

In May 2015 members of the Russian Civil Society Mechanism for Monitoring of Drug Policy Reforms in Russia, with technical assistance of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation drafted and submitted to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a paper named "Russian Drug Policy as a Distorting Reflection of the UN Drug Conventions: Stigmatizing Language, Overreliance on Punitive Restrictions, Indifference to Human Rights, and Obliteration of Science".

April 2nd, 2015

UN Human Rights Committee came up with a recommendations to Russia concerning systematic tortures of drug users in custody

March 17th, 2015

Yesterday in Geneva within its 113 Session the UN Human Rights Committee considered State reports of a number of countries on the implementation of their obligations in accordance with the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights. On of the reports considered was of Russian Federation. The representatives of non-government organizations which submitted their Shadow […]

March 3rd, 2015

New UN report highlights ongoing conflicts on the death penalty for drugs: as countries ramp up executions, UN drugs meeting in Vienna to be scene of heightened debate

May 23rd, 2014

The focus of the Shadow Report is violation by Russian Federation of the rights and freedoms of people who use drugs.

May 8th, 2014

....although people say that UNAIDS obviously used the same text to respond to at least 3 letters expressing concerns related to UNAIDS’s engagement and support for the EECAAC...........

April 28th, 2014

They stated it in the open letter which was sent to UNAIDS Executive Director, Mr. Sidibe.

April 25th, 2014

21 international, regional and national organizations addressed UNAIDS with an open letter regarding its participation in the organization of the Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECAAC).

April 24th, 2014

We have already written about the situation with human rights violation of patients in TB clinic in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. Patients call this clinic "the last way" as they believe that people come here to die. Since 2010 ARF together with local NGOs Chance+ and New Life try to attract any attention to the situation in this clinic and to improve it somehow. Here you may find the update on further negative developments around this TB clinic submitted to e UN Special Rapporteur on the right for health

March 24th, 2014

This article will discuss the legal ban on opioid substitution treatment in Russia, looking both at action taken by police and government agencies, and at individual statements made by government representatives. The article will then consider the right to information as part of the right to health, focusing specifically on whether this right encompasses the right to accurate information under domestic law and international human rights standards, before looking at remedies.