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Russia – Submission to the Committee against Torture at its 64th Session 2018

The submission deals with our concern about human rights violations faced by women and girls in the Russian Federation, focusing on the Russian Federation’s obligation under Article 2 (obligation to prevent torture, including through legislative measures) of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to address domestic violence, female genital mutilation, and discrimination in the law with regards to the exemption from punishment of offenders, including rapists, who marry their victims.

The Committee referenced this submission in their Concluding Observations.