Duma votes to label NGOs “foreign agents”

In an open letter, on 6 July, Civil Rights Defenders and several other human rights organisations called on the Russian State Duma to reject the proposed legislative amendments branding NGOs funded from abroad “foreign agents” if they engage in broadly defined political activities.

In clear breach of its international human rights commitment, and specifically the rights to freedom of association and freedom of expression, the Duma approved the draft legislation in the first reading on Friday, 6 July.

Read the letter: Open Letter to the Russian State Duma

Открытое письмо Государственной Думы России

 

Categories: News and Statements.
Tags: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, and Law on NGOs.
Regions: Russia.