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The chilling inaction on domestic violence in Russia is endangering women’s lives

In July, the European Court of Human Rights issued its first ruling on a domestic violence case in Russia. That is important enough in itself. But the court also recognized the Russian authorities’ overall “reluctance to acknowledge the seriousness and extent of the problem of domestic violence in Russia and its discriminatory effect on women.” In other words, the court concluded that domestic violence and the official inaction the applicant faced was not an isolated incident, but rather the result of a systemic, ongoing failure on part of the Russian authorities to properly address domestic violence.…

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