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Fletcher Eurasia Club Lunch Seminar: Stanislav Stanskikh and Daria Trenina on Political Repression in Russia

November 22 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Please join the Fletcher Eurasia Club for a lunch seminar with Stanislav Stanskikh and Daria Trenina. They will discuss mechanisms of political repression in Russia, Russian refugees abroad, and refugees in Russia. We encourage you to read their articles on asylum, expulsion, and extradition cases in Russia and the former Soviet Union, granting Russian refugees humanitarian protection, and the recent U.S. Department of State Report on Human Rights Practices in Russia. The Eurasia Club weekly lunch seminar series engages with students, faculty, staff, and researchers to foster a better understanding of the region among members of the Fletcher community. Members of the wider Tufts community are also welcome to attend. Lunch will be served. Click here to register.

Daria Trenina is a high-profile human rights lawyer in Russia. She is a licensed attorney at a well-known law firm Musaev and Associates, Moscow, Russia. She is a specialist in the field of asylum, expulsion, and extradition cases in the former Soviet Union with a strong track record of successful cases at the European Court of Human Rights including those of precedential value. She graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) with an LL.M degree in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in law in 2004; participated in Venice Academy on Human Rights, UN Human Rights Orientation Program, American University Washington College of Law course on Introduction to U.S. Immigration Law. Since 2016, she is a councilor at the “Right to Asylum” project, jointly conducted by a prominent Russian NGO Institute of Human Rights and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. From 2006 to 2021, she was a teaching fellow and lecturer at MGIMO University (criminal law and procedure, European Law, European human rights protection system) and a co-author of dozens of re-training programs for legal professionals. Since 2016, she is a Council of Europe expert and a tutor at the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals project’s programs.
Stanislav Stanskikh is Russia’s constitutional scholar in exile, human rights and anti-war activist, and legal expert on post-Soviet country conditions for U.S. immigration cases. After graduating from Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Law, he worked at the Government Relations Department of TNK-BP (Fortune 500) and served as the Executive Director of the Russian Foundation for Constitutional Reforms and founding Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the Russian Constitutional Court’s academic law review, among other positions. He was involved in civic protests and the anti-corruption movement in Russia, being an outspoken critic of Russia’s personalistic regime, the annexation of Crimea, and aggression in Ukraine. The escalation of repressions against intellectuals, human rights activists, and political opposition led to Stanislav’s political emigration from Russia to the U.S. He has been playing an active role in Russia’s democratic diaspora providing expertise to the Free Russia Foundation, the Free Russia Forum, and other diaspora organizations. In 2020, he initiated a popular petition campaign against amendments to Russia's constitution. Currently, Stanislav is a Research Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill and a member of the Post-Communist Politics and Economics Workshop at Harvard’s Davis Center. As a legal expert on country conditions, he closely collaborates with the Law Offices of Palant&Lust.

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