ACCESS’ opinion piece on the decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia


Published in openDemocracy, 27 January 2017

Russia has decriminalised domestic violence. This means one step towards “traditional values” and two steps back from international human rights standards.

Read the commentary by ACCESS on the harmful effects of ultraconservative political positioning in Russia, the dismissal and ignorance of domestic violence affecting millions of Russians, and the urgent need to adopt specialised legislation and to ratify the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

>> The victims of Russia’s ultra-conservatism are the Russian people themselves

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