On 26 May 2015, Citizens’ Watch proved its case in court against the accusations of allegedly having submitted a wrong report on the sources and size of its annual income.
Citizens' Watch has received a notice from the Prosecutor's Office See below the translation of the Notice of Violation. Citizens' Watch wishes a happy New Year to all its partners, supporters and friends.
On December 1st 2014, a seminar “Court Reporting in Russia and Europe” was held in Saint Petersburg. Journalists and lawyers were invited to take part in the event, which was organised by the human rights organization Citizens’ Watch and the Guild of Court Reporters.
The second workshop for NGOs providing legal aid to vulnerable groups took place on 11 – 12 September 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch and was run by mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontieva.
The workshop took place on 18 – 19 August 2014 in the premises of Citizens’ Watch. Mediators Larisa Karpenko and Olga Leontyeva were invited to run the training for NGOs working with vulnerable groups.
On 16 June 2014 the seminar “Interaction between courts and mass media: legislation and practice” was held at the Northwest Department of Russian Academy of Justice. The seminar was attended by chairing judges and press-secretaries of courts from various Russian regions, journalists, NGOs and other experts.
On 29 April 2014, a round table was held to discuss the experiences of NGOs in providing legal assistance to the public. Researchers, NGO workers, experts in legal aid and a representative of the Ombudsman’s Office for St Petersburg took part in the discussion.
Study visit to London was organised from 16 to 21 February 2014 for a group of St Petersburg trainers and trainees of the course "Criminal defence of business activity: raising professional skills of defence lawyers".