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Presentation of the Moscow mechanism report on violations of human rights in Russia

At the OSCE Permanent Council meeting on 22 September 2022, Professor Angelika Nussberger presented her comprehensive report on the human rights violations in Russia. The report was elaborated within the Moscow Mechanism, which was launched by 38 OSCE participating States (including the Czech Republic).

The report states that a fundamental deterioration of the human rights situation in Russia has taken place over the last 10 years, with the most important deterioration since the start of Russia’s illegal full-scale aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022. This deterioration has resulted in factual absence of fundamental rights and freedoms in Russia. The report describes the gradual restriction of rights in Russia, which Putin's repressive regime has introduced in preparation for its ruthless attack against Ukraine. Professor Nussberger recommended Russia to revoke all of its repressive legislation, which is contrary to the country's human rights obligations, including commitments subscribed to within the OSCE. These recommendations were also supported by the EU.