Defending the State

<< No 9 (242), 6 March 2017 >> ♦  Alexander Podrabinek — On recent trends in Russian legislation  ♦ In early February, Vladimir PUTIN signed into law a State Duma-approved bill decriminalising domestic violence. Battery is no longer a criminal act, but rather an offence punishable by administrative penalties. Admittedly, for now, this only applies…

Domestic violence decriminalised

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  “The Russian legal system has removed an essential … barrier between the assailant and his prey”  ♦ “With no domestic violence prevention system in place and an extremely small number of shelters where women with children could find a temporary sanctuary, the Russian legal system has…