Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, A/HRC/29/25/Add.3, 27 April 2015: Russian Federation
431. JUA 12/08/2014. Case no: RUS 6/2014. State reply: 06/10/2014. Alleged attack, smear campaign, stigmatization and acts of intimidation against members of non-governmental organizations who have their offices in the Human Rights House Voronezh.
439. Moreover, the Special Rapporteur seizes the opportunity of this report to stress the concerns expressed in his last year Observations’ report (A/HRC/26/29/add.1) and reiterated by the Human Rights Committee in March 2015 (CCPR/C/RUS/CO/7, paragraph 10) about, inter alia, reports of discrimination, hate speech and violence against LGBTI people and activists in violation of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, and laws banning “promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors”, which obstruct, intimidate and stigmatize the work of LGBT organizations, among other undesirable effects.
Link to full text of the report: Report-SRAssembly-Communications-replies-2015-eng-fra-esp
Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Russian Federation-6-2014-eng
Link to the State’s reply: Correspondence-SR-Russian Federation-reply-6-2014-eng