The St Petersburg public human rights organisation Citizen’s watch was founded in 1992. The organisation’s mission is to facilitate the approximation of Russian legislation and practice to international legal standards, especially in the field of human rights.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Legal assistance

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates in Russia 

Priority areas of Civil Control’s activities today:

  • Supporting judicial reform (transparency of court decisions and court activities)
  • Professional development of lawyers in their work with clients and in court proceedings
  • Combating xenophobia and intolerance
  • Developing the institution of public control over the activities of the authorities, in particular trial monitoring.