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About Natalya Taubina

Natalya Taubina is a Russian human rights activist. She is director of the Public Verdict Foundation. She is a member of the Expert Council of the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Russian Federation. She participates in different international forums, such as the World Conference against Racism, the UN Human Rights Committee and the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meetings.

Articles by Natalya Taubina

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Russian police reform steps backwards

The last few years have seen an ongoing programme of reform of the Russian police. But the latest proposed measures cannot be called an improvement.


Administering the last human rights

Russia’s new NGO law forcing organisations to register as ‘foreign agents’ continues to take its toll. ‘Public Verdict’ Foundation, who help victims of police abuse, will not consent to this label. They may have to close down. Asmik Novikova and Natalya Taubina write movingly of their work.

Russia's police: new name, but can it change its spots?

Reform of the Russian police, initiated in 2009 by then president Dmitry Medvedev, is still ongoing and mired in controversy. Asmik Novikova and Natalya Taubina of the ‘Public Verdict’ Foundation offer a progress report.

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