Sutyajnik Annual Report 2003
SUTYAJNIK (Yekaterinburg, Russia), a non-governmental human rights organization
founded in Yekaterinburg in 1994, has released its 2003 Annual Report WE
ARE TEN, a comprehensive overview of work completed in its 10th year of
operations. As a resource center for many non-governmental public interest
groups of the Ural region, Sutyajnik provides free legal defense of the
rights and interests of citizens and their associations. Featuring introduction
by Tatyana Merzlyakova, the Human Rights Ombudsman of Sverdlovsk oblast,
the Report provides information on the main three areas of Sutyajnik engagement—legal
services (legal counselling, the defence of human rights in
domestic and international forums), general projects, and public education
(sponsoring panels and seminars, interviews on the media, publications).
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From the Introduction:
“The NGO Sutyajnik continues
to maintain a high level of activity […] The list of judicial decisions
in cases initiated by Sutyajnik at all levels, including the European Court
of Human Rights, which have led to various corrections of the decrees of
the Mayor of Yekaterinburg is truly impressive. There were three
such decisions just in 2003. The Oblast Charter Court considered two cases
against the administration of Yekaterinburg, and in another, the Federal
Court for the Lenin rayon of Yekaterinburg struck down a decree of the
Mayor of Yekaterinburg”.
Tatyana Merzlyakova, the Human Rights Ombudsman of Sverdlovsk oblast,
member of the Sutyajnik’s Board of Directors.
Sutyajnik expresses gratitude to the International Senior Lawyers Project
for providing support in editing the Report through Natasha Lisman's assistance.
For more information on Sutyajnik please refer to http://www.sutyajnik.ru/eng
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