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David J. Kramer examines the situation in Ukraine in his testimony before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
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Eurasia
written by
Joseph Gates
Communications Intern


Russia’s natural gas supplies are potent economic weapons in the crisis with Ukraine – and in Russia’s relations with other eastern European countries and the European Union.

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Speaking at a Freedom House conference held in advance of the Eastern Partnership Summit that opens Nov. 28, civil society activists and human rights defenders urged the European Union to keep democracy, rule of law and human rights as fundamental principles in its relations with Eastern European states.

 

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies, Rule of Law
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Eurasia

Freedom House welcomes the Venice Commission's opinion concluding that prohibitions of so-called homosexual propaganda do not meet international standards. According to the opinion of the group of international and constitutional experts, bans on homosexual propaganda are discriminatory, not justified by the facts, and ambiguous, and do not meet obligatory standards set by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies, LGBTI Rights
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Eurasia

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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