Russia introduces legislation allowing for the closure of “undesirable” foreign NGOs

Russia has introduced legislation authorising the country’s Prosecutor General and his deputies, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry, to designate foreign non-governmental organisations as “undesirable” if they are deemed to pose a threat to the constitutional order of the Russian Federation or to its defence and security. The law also targets Russian citizens or groups that have any involvement with...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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