New Home


ul. Saianskaia, d. 6B
111578, Moscow
Tel/fax: 288-3916

The social, charitable human rights organization "New Home" [Novyi dom] was created on September 23, 1994. Its activity is directed to the defense of human rights and the creation of a state based on law and of civil society in Russia.

At the present time, as part of its project "Justice For All…," New Home is providing consultation on juridical, social, and legal problems for the more defenseless groups of the population: pensioners, people with disabilities, the homeless, youth, people under surveillance, prisoners and their families, and for newly released convicts. All persons and legal entities receive free, qualified consultation with experienced lawyers on all questions of criminal, civil, family, residential, administrative, labor, customs, and tax law. They also receive assistance with questions in connection with violations of rights by law enforcement and state agencies. In addition, the staff at New Home provide assistance to prisoners in obtaining higher education through correspondence courses.

The organization participates in charitable activities on behalf of differently-abled workers and pensioners and plays an active role in providing expertise for drafting laws in the State Duma. It also prepares reports on violations of human rights for international human rights organizations. Thanks to financial support from the European Human Rights Foundation, the Canadian Assistance Foundation [Kanadskii fond sotrudnichestva], the Small Grants Program of the embassy of the Netherlands, and the Soros Foundation, New Home has been able to publish a number of books on human rights issues.

Last updated:    January 1997

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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