Human rights organization

MAN AND LAW

We work so that we could live in a society where rights and freedoms are observed and respected. A law-governed society means comfort and security, opportunities for self-realization and acceptance within the society. The law is consistent; it should be applied to everyone equally.

3 000

Citizens whose rights we have defended in courts

42

Projects that we have implemented

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Seminars for government representatives in 40 regions of the Russian Federation

15

Educational programs that we have developed

Three pillars of our work

We protect each individual from the arbitrariness of the state, prevent violations by the authorities and share our knowledge.

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Legal protection

Every person is valuable. We protect a particular person with his or her human dignity and freedoms: we demand from the state the realization of rights and inadmissibility of interference with freedoms.

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Public control

We help to form a community of informed citizens who visit places of potential arbitrariness of the state: courts, police, places of detention, etc. Observers do not interfere in the process, but monitor and record violations. Then they bring to the state’s attention what needs to be corrected.

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Education

We explain to citizens how to behave with the authorities in a given situation, because if people know their rights, they are already half protected. Knowledge gives strength and awareness that something depends on each individual person. And we train representatives of the authorities in human rights to make the state properly fulfil its duties.

News -

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23 April 2020

Launch of the project on children's rights protection “Different...

The human rights organization “Man and Law” together with partners and experts from various NGOs announces the launch of a social project dedicated...

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9 July 2020

The court’s opinion on the liquidation of the human rights organization...

On 2 July, 2020 the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mari El began consideration of the meritsof the case on the liquidation of the interregional...

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1 July 2020

The Department of the Ministry of Justice in Mari El Republic intends to...

On 2 July, 2020, at 14.00, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mari El will hold a court session on the liquidation of the interregional...

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29 June 2020

"Support, not punishment": a meeting has been held in...

On 26 June, 2020 Kaliningrad hosted a meeting for activists who work with people who use drugs in places of forced detention. The organizers were the...

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2 June 2020

Discriminatory legislation: why human rights defenders from organizations...

The human rights organization "Man and Law" filed a lawsuit to declare illegal the decision of the Public Chamber of the Russian...

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1 June 2020

The ECHR has communicated the third application of the organization...

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights began considering an application of the human rights organization "Man and Law", which in...

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1 June 2020

We are announcing a call for proposals for mini-grants to protect...

Project team “Different children-equal rights!”, which includes the human rights organization "Man and Law" and the non-governmental...

School of public control

During a 5-month course, we teach what human rights are and the basics of public control

BarCamp in Mari El Republic

An intellectual picnic with a campfire and tents, where participants listen to experts and discuss environmental, civic, and cultural initiatives.

Assistance to Public Monitoring Commissions

We provide legal and psychological assistance to members of Public Monitoring Commissions throughout Russia.

Councelling office

If the state has violated your rights, please contact us. Our lawyers will review your complaint for free and prepare a set of documents.

Cases -

28 July 2020

Without the right to have an opinion: the case of...

This is the story how one speech at a rally turned into lawsuits lasting 14 years. In 2005, at a rally of the public movement “Mari Ushem”, a journalist and civil...

10 July 2020

"Educational methods”: the case of three...

This is a story about a tragic case in the village of Sernur, which shocked Mari El Republic. 15 years ago, three teenagers committed collective suicide after being...

2 April 2020

Death in the hospital. The Case of Ekaterina B.

Names were changed for ethical reasons. On 31 March 2017, Ekaterina gave birth to her child by caesarean section at the Yoshkar-Ola Perinatal center. The birth was...

2 April 2020

The case of civil activist Pavel Tolmachev

During the elections of the President of Russia Pavel Tolmachev has been active in civic activities and organized many public events in Mari El Republic. At one of...

30 March 2020

Dangerous saves: the case of Kirill Ezhov

Kirill Ezhov is an activist and a supporter of the headquarters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Despite the fact that the headquarters has not been active...

2 March 2020

Save our relations: the case on removing a child from...

Names have been changed for ethical reasons and in order to respect the rights of the child. The mother and daughter had spent May holidays in Moscow, and on 14...

You can help protect people

Every month we receive more than 100 requests from all over the country. We are approached by people who have no one else to go to, because representatives of the state have violated their rights. We respond to every request and help people understand the current legal situation. We always help for free.

“Man and Law” is the only human rights organization in Mari El Republic, and we have three experienced lawyers. We count on the support of people who share the idea that everyone is a value. For your support. When you make a donation, you help us attract additional lawyers and other professionals to work with us. Their assistance is necessary for the protection of human rights.

SUPPORT

You can help protect people

Every month we receive more than 100 requests from all over the country. We are approached by people who have no one else to go to, because representatives of the state have violated their rights. We respond to every request and help people understand the current legal situation. We always help for free.

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“Man and Law” is the only human rights organization in Mari El Republic, and we have three experienced lawyers. We count on the support of people who share the idea that everyone is a value. For your support. When you make a donation, you help us attract additional lawyers and other professionals to work with us. Their assistance is necessary for the protection of human rights.

SUPPORT