CONSERVATIVE PARTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
HEARINGS ON RUSSIA

17 April 2018

The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission has launched a new inquiry into human rights in Russia. We have published a Call for Evidence and invite written submissions by 18.00 on Monday 7 May (extended from 18 April). We are also holding two hearings in Parliament.

The first – where we will hear from witnesses including Bill Browder, founder and Chief Executive of Hermitage Capital Management and author of Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No 1 Enemy, and David Mepham, Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch, will be from 6-7pm in Room S, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, on Tuesday 17 April.

The second – where we will hear from Marina Litvinenko, the widow of Alexander Litvinenko, Russian dissidents Vladimir Kara-Murza, Zoya Svetova and Evgeniya Chirikova, and from Russia expert and author Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, a book on Russian propaganda – will be from 6-7pm in Room S, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, on Tuesday 24 April.

A further hearing may be scheduled. Our hearings are open to the public, unless otherwise stated. Some sessions may be closed for security reasons if necessary.

Download the call for evidence: