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About Tamara Grigoryeva

Tamara Grigoryeva is a human rights defender and journalist in Washington, DC with a focus on Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Chechnya LGBT crisis 2.0: what questions we need to be asking

New reports of mass arrests, torture and murder of LGBT people in Chechnya remind us that accountability is tragically lacking in this Russian republic.

Injustice for all: how Azerbaijan’s bar association was reduced to tatters

A strong and independent legal community is the most significant obstacle to the arbitrariness of authoritarian rule.

The media who cried wolf: how Eurasia’s autocracies use media for crisis management

Eurasian governments’ use of journalism for crisis agenda management erodes trust in media.

Impatient dictators: how snap elections shore up authoritarianism in Eurasia

Authoritarian states are using all-too familiar constitutional mechanisms to consolidate power.

Compassion fatigue: what happens in Eurasia when the world looks away

In Eurasia’s less geopolitically significant countries, democracy advocates are struggling to keep their priorities on the international agenda.

Azerbaijani mafia in the heart of Europe?

An apparent clash between Azerbaijani organised crime groups in southern France raises questions around EU immigration fraud and security procedures.

Left behind: Eurasia’s overlooked political prisoners appeal for justice

Many political prisoners are ignored due to their religion or lack of connections. For civil society groups, working collaboratively might help overcome this challenge of representation.

For Eurasia’s activists, no place is a safe haven

Existence of regional safety hubs is key to alleviating Eurasia’s human rights crisis.

A new era of crimes against humanity in Eurasia

A wave of brutal crackdowns on LGBT communities in the post-Soviet space has exposed civil society’s shortcomings — and destroyed lives.

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