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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.


August 8th, 2013

Denis Matveev should be released and accorded a right to compensation for damage - this is an opinion by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council on the results of a two-year review and subsequent communication with Russia in the case of Denis Matveev.


July 21st, 2013

This is a follow up application regarding the violations of the right to the highest attainable standard of health (Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The initial request for urgent appeal was submitted to the Special Rapporteur in 2010 with regard to the alarming situation with Tuberculosis treatment in HIV positive drug dependent patients in the Tuberculosis clinic in Yekaterinburg, located at 620050, Yekaterinburg, ulitsa Kamskaya, 37.