Human Rights Defenders are Silenced in North Caucasus

This month’s seminar is temporarily moved to the afternoon and The Royal Coin Cabinett (Myntkabinettet)!

Since this summer the human rights situation in North Caucasus has deteriorated dramatically. After the murder of the prominent human rights defender Natalja Estemirova in July, harrasments of human rights defenders have increased and several people have been murdered.

Who wants to silence all critical voices? Is there a special campaign targeting human rights defenders in the region? How can we in the west help all the brave individuals who still dare to stand up for human rights in North Caucasus?

The seminar closes a two-day conference that was arranged by Civil Rights Defenders. The conference has resulted in a list of recommendations to the EU about how to help improve the human rights situation in North Caucasus.

Tanya Lokshina, Human Rights Watch
Ekaterina Sokirianskaya, Memorial
Roemer Lemaitre, Stichting Russian Justice Initiative
Miriam Lanskoy, National Endowment for Democracy

: Robert Hårdh, Civil Rights Defenders.

The seminar starts with a presentation of the report “Ten years of impunity – Chechnya still waits for justice” by Martin Uggla, Chairman of Östgruppen.

Date: Wednesday October 28
Time: 14.00-17.15.
Place: Flygelsalen at the Royal Coin Cabinett, Slottsbacken 6, Stockholm.


Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Ekaterina Sokirianskaya, Human Rights Watch, Memorial, National Endowment for Democracy, Russian Justice Initiative, and Tanya Lokshina.
Regions: The North Caucasus.