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Eastern Partnership & Russia

The history of the International Society for Human Rights is closely tied to that of the Soviet Union. After its fall in 1991, ISHR sections formed in many countries of the former USSR, including all six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) as well as in Russia. Currently, exciting joint projects regarding freedom of information and media and strengthening civil society actors are being carried out in the region by the sections, iniated by the ISHR in Germany, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

ISHR Eastern Partnership and Russia 2020

Dear colleagues, friends and others interested, with this annual review of 2020 we would like to thank you for being a warming light of hope with your interest and commitment to human rights! We sincerely wish you to experience this extraordinary end of the year as relaxed as possible and to regain strength! Your ISHR- team from Baku, Brest, Chisinau, Frankfurt, Yerevan, Kiev, Moscow and Tbilisi!

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