We publish the SOVA Center's representative's report at the roundtable on combating anti-Semitism: :Current Trends and Challenges in the OSCE Region;, which took place on 17 March, 2009, in Vienna.23.03.2009
Conference Papers and Other Documents
Here you can see our presentations, papers and suggestions to international bodies and conferences.
On February 4, 2009, in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group reviewed the fulfillment of human rights obligations by the Russian Federation.05.02.2009
Materials Prepared by Russian NGOs for the Universal Periodic Review of Russia in the United Nations Human Rights Council
This collection of materials has been produced in August-September 2008 by a coalition of Russian NGOs for submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the course of preparation of Universal Periodic Review of implementation of international obligations by the Russian Federation in the UN Human Rights Council. The materials have been prepared in accordance with the Office of the HCHR guidelines and include recommendations and references to more detailed reports and publications. The coalition includes the following NGOs: SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, :Public Verdict; Foundation, :Memorial; Human Rights Center, Institute for Human Rights, Moscow Helsinki Group, Center for Social and Labor Rights, :Golos; Association, Glasnost Defense Foundation, Youth Human Rights Movement, Center :Demos,; :Social Partnership; Foundation, :Perspektiva,; :Civic Assistance to Refugees and Forced Migrants; Committee, and Interregional Committee Against Torture. You also can download the report as a Word document.04.02.2009
Intervention to the 2008 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting by the SOVA Center. Working Session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II"
The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis took part in the 2008 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. We publish the text of the intervention made on October 6, 2008, by Galina Kozhevnikova at the working session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II."06.10.2008
Intervention to the 2008 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting by the SOVA Center. Working Session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination I"
The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis took part in the 2008 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. We publish the text of the intervention made on October 1, 2008, by Alexander Verkhovsky at the working session "Tolerance and Non-Discrimination I."06.10.2008
Compliance of the Russian Federation with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination : Russian NGOs' Alternative Report
We have published the full text of the shadow report "Compliance of the Russian Federation with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination", produced by a group of Russian NGOs for the session number 73 of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Geneva, July 28 - August 15, 2008). The official report on the Russian Federation was examined on July 31 and August 4.12.08.2008
The Official Report on the Russian Federation Concerning Discrimination and the Shadow Report Compiled by Russian NGOs were Presented at the United Nations CERD
On July 31 and August 4, 2008, at session number 73 of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), there were examined the combined 18th and 19th periodic reports on the Russian Federation concerning the fulfillment of its commitments to the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), covering the period from February 2002 to July 2006.
In accordance with the United Nations CERD procedures, a shadow report was prepared by the Human Rights Centre "Memorial' and the Information and Analytical Centre "Sova', in collaboration with other NGOs.
We have published a short summary of the report.
On October 9-10, 2007, in Cordoba, an OSCE conference on intolerance and discrimination against Muslims took place. Galina Kozhevnikiva participated in the conference and we publish her speech.29.10.2007
In September 24-25, 2007 SOVA Center took part in OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.
We publish the full text of the intervention prepared for the session "Combating intolerance and discrimination and promoting mutual respect and understanding" by International Helsinki Federation and SOVA Center.
On May 3, 2007, in Berlin, EU and Russia hold the fifth round of their Human Rights Consultations. The SOVA Center took part in the traditional preliminary meeting of the representatives of Russian and international NGOs and the European officials who participate in the consultations and presented the following short report and recommendations to the authorities on the problem of misuse of the anti-extremism legislation.07.05.2007