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Human Rights in Russia - A Bibliographic Guide


Human Rights -- Russia



Bill Bowring, Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power (Routledge 2013)

Anton Burkov, The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Russian Law: Legislation and Application in 1996-2006 (Ibidem-Verlag, 2007)

Civil Human Rights in Russia: Modern Problems of Theory and Practice (F.M. Rudinsky ed., Transaction Publishers, 2008)

Emma Gilligan, Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War (Princeton University Press, 2010)

Human Rights in Russia and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of Ger P. van den Berg (Ferdinand Feldbrugge & William B. Simons eds., M. Nijhoff 2002)

The Legacy and Consequences of Jackson-Vanik: Reassessing Human Rights in 21st century Russia (F. Joseph Dresen and William E. Pomeranz eds., Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2011)

Sinikukka Saari, Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Russia (Routledge, 2010)

Jonathan Weiler, Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004)


*articles are more general; most are very narrow

Tarik Abdel-Monem, Chechens Win First Claims in the European Court of Human Rights in Khashiyev & Akayeva v. Russia, 39 Corn. Int’l L.J. 171 (2006)

Tarik Abdel-Monem, The European Court of Human Rights: Chechnya's last chance?, 28 Vermont L. Rev. 237 (2004)

William Abresch, A Human Rights Law of Internal Armed Conflict: The European Court of Human Rights in Chechnya, 16 Eur. J. Int’l L. 741 (2005)

*Suren Y. Avanesyan, Constitutional Protections for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, 6 Parker Sch. J. East Eur. L. 437 (1999)

Robert C. Blitt, “Babushka Said Two Things It Will Either Rain or Snow; It Either Will or Will Not”: An Analysis of the Provisions and Human Rights Implications of Russia's New Law on Non-Governmental Organizations as Told Through Eleven Russian Proverbs, 40 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (2008)

T. Jeremy Gunn, Caesar's Sword: The 1997 Law of the Russian Federation on the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations, 12 Emory Int’l L. Rev. 43 (1998)

Julia Lapitskaya, ECHR, Russia, and Chechnya: Two Is Not Company and Three Is Definitely a Crowd, 43 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 479 (2011)

Sergey Lavrov, The Russian Approach: The Fight against Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity, 23 Fordham Int’l L.J. 415 (1999)

Philip Leach et al., Can the European Court's Pilot Judgment Procedure Help Resolve Systemic Human Rights Violations? Burdov and the Failure to Implement Domestic Court Decisions in Russia, 10 Hum. Rts L. Rev. 346 (2010)

*Philip Leach, Strasbourg's Oversight of Russia—An Increasingly Strained Relationship, Public Law, Winter 2007, at 640

Natan Lerner, Proselytism, Change of Religion, and International Human Rights, 12 Emory Int’l L. Rev. 477 (1998)

Mariya Riekkinen, Can Russian Citizens Influence Public Decision-Making? An Evaluation against the Background of Article 25 of the ICCPR with Some Comparative Observations, 17 Eur. Pub. L. 675 (2011)

Wrede Smith, Europe to the Rescue: The Killing of Journalists in Russia and the European Court of Human Rights, 43 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 493 (2011)


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