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February 28th, 2017

Anya Sarang, the President of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, presented to CESCR the Shadow Report in relation to the review of the 6th Periodic Report of the Russian Federation


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".


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 […]


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 16th, 2014

This post is a speech given by Michel Kazatchkine on the opening day of the 4th Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


May 16th, 2014

As Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova trumpeted Russia's progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, critics insist that the government policy prohibiting methadone substitution continues to hamper efforts to slow the spread of the disease.


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

Interviews with patients of the Yekaterinburg TB clinic which is known as "one way clinic" among its patients. Interviews were conducted in December 2012 to understand if anything had changed since 2010 when complaint 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.


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.


March 9th, 2012

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, or ARF, a Russian organization dedicated to providing health information to intravenous drug users has faced opposition from their government. In an attempt to spread the word about the dangers of HIV/AID transmission through the used of dirty needles, the Federal Drug Control Service of the Moscow Department shut down the organization's Web site earlier this month. The reason? The information provided by the Web site, according to officials, assist in the "placement of materials that propagandize the use of drugs, information about distribution and purchasing of drugs and inciting the use of drugs."