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About Tanya Lokshina

Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch.

Articles by Tanya Lokshina

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor at openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Georgia war: auditing the damage

The armed conflict in Georgia may have lasted only one week in August 2008, but the resulting chaos will take much longer to sort out.  Tanya Lokshina draws on Human Rights Watch's recent report to audit the damage and suggest a way forward.

South Ossetia: aftermath of war

Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch revisits Tskhinvali following the August attack by Georgian troops to find the locals re-building, and Russian troops digging in

Putin, Chechnya, and Politkovskaya

"In our country too many people, forces and agencies would like to get rid of an uncompromising, relentless journalist.” Tanya Lokshina assesses the politics of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder.

(This article was first pubished on 12 October 2006) 

A month after the war

The houses of Georgian villagers in South Ossetia are still burning, their aged inhabitants suffering. The Russian army and emergency services should mobilise to protect them, says Tanya Lokshina in a vivid report. 

South Ossetia: Tskhinvali’s Apocalypse

With the fighting over, this researcher for Human Rights Watch hitches lifts between checkpoints around South Ossetia's wrecked capital Tskhinvali chronicling the grieving and burying, looting and burning, the unexploded bombs, disenchanted militias and Russian troops struggling to protect what remains of abandoned Georgian villages.

War comes to Ingushetia

The border of Chechnya and Ingushetia used to mark the line between war and peace. Now the shootings, torture and disappearances have begun.

Russian civil society: an appeal to Europe

The threats to freedom and human rights in Vladimir Putin's Russia are putting intense pressure on the country's beleaguered human-rights groups. Solidarity from Europe is essential, says Tanya Lokshina.

Russian civil society: the G8 and after

The circus has left St Petersburg, but local NGOs will be digesting the legacy of their involvement in the G8 summit for a long time, says Tanya Lokshina of the Russian human-rights project Demos.
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