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      March 24, 2020

      Tuesday   4:00 PM

      Oxford Road
      Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

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      CANCELLED - HCRI Research Seminar - Putin's Human Rights

      Unfortunately, the research seminar has been cancelled. We aim to reschedule later in the year.

      HCRI Research Seminar with Sergei Nikitin, former Head of Amnesty International office in Russia.

      Sergei's talk on Amnesty International is about Russia's human rights violations record and Amnesty International’s existence in a country where the term 'human rights' is often changed by the media and the authorities to the term, 'so-called human rights', where the authorities deny the universality of human rights and insist it is 'traditional values' that matter whereas 'human rights' are a western invention.

      Sergei will cover the difficulties faced by human rights defenders in Russia (police harassment, the threat of the Amnesty International Russia office closure, the foreign agents list, the undesirable organisations list, etc) with examples from his personal experiences. Sergei will talk about how the political climate changed during his years as Director and how Amnesty International, a foreign organisation, was able to continue to operate in an increasingly unfriendly political climate. Sergei's talk will look at different areas of Amnesty International activity (lobbying, peaceful demonstrations, campaigning, HR education in schools, HR education amongst law enforcement officers, HR research, including monitoring of the situation in the North Caucasus, and Georgia), and discuss the possibilities and the limitation of HR work in Russia over the past 15 years and at the present time.

      This event is open to members of the public and no booking is required, so please simply turn up. There will be a networking session from 6-7pm, with free snacks and refreshments.

      Price: Free

      C5.1
      Ellen Wilkinson Building
      Manchester

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