Rights in Russia is a charity based in the UK that works to provide information about human rights in the Russian Federation and to support the work of human rights organizations based in that country. Rights in Russia was established on 19 January 2010 to mark the one year anniversary of the brutal murder in Moscow of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova.
Rights in Russia is registered with the charity commission in the UK. Our charity number is 1147245.
We believe the voices of Russia's human rights defenders should be heard more widely throughout the world, and that people living outside Russia should be better informed about the human rights situation in that country. To that end we translate news and views published by human rights defenders in Russia, publish original writing about human rights in Russia, organize public events in London at which Russia's human rights defenders speak, and support the ability of Russia's human rights defenders to travel and make their views known outside Russia.
We seek to build a community of people in the UK, the EU, the US and other countries who support human rights in Russia. We seek to build partnerships between civil societies in Russia and the West.