Thomas Callahan
Articles by Thomas Callahan

Did Russia Really Just Shut the Door on International Human Rights Law?

When Putin signed this law, the hyperbolic headlines and apparent ignorance of the Russian legal system, not to mention of international law were … not unexpected.

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Overkill, Part II: The Bolotnaya Verdict

Transforming insane claims against activists into legal fact, Russian courts are continuing their established role as blunt weapons in the Kremlin assault on society.

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Overkill as Governance: How I Spent my Summer in Moscow (Part I)

It’s no secret to those who study Russia that the culture of vertical control here affects everyone – not least human rights workers and lawyers fighting good fights.

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