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The Russian Constitution 20 years on: Continuing erosion of rights and freedoms

Headline Title:  The Russian Constitution 20 years on: Continuing erosion of rights and freedoms 12 December 2013 On 12 December Russia will mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s constitution following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Constitution proclaims the rule of law and guarantees fundamental human rights to Russian people. The responsibility to safeguard these constitutional rights falls to the President of the Russian Federation.   However, Vladimir Putin’s current presidency has led an onslaught against civil and political rights and other freedoms in…

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