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Natalia Taubina

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Director, Public Verdict Foundation

    Full Biography


    Ms. Taubina has been working in the field of human rights since 1992. From the very beginning she was involved in the work of the Russian Research Center for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2011 she has been a director of the Foundation for Civil Society and since 2004 is Director of the Public Verdict Foundation. The area of Ms. Taubina’s expertise is international human rights standards and mechanisms, human rights in the work of law enforcement bodies, including torture prevention, development of civil society organizations, NGO management, and evaluation. With Taubina’s guidance, Public Verdict has achieved far-reaching success against all odds. The organization established important programs to offer free legal aid, and rehabilitation support to victims of human rights abuses committed by law enforcement officers. In addition, Public Verdict works to ensure victims’ voices are heard and bring about greater transparency and accountability by law enforcement agencies.

    Natalia Taubina has been participating in developing and conducting of dozens researches and publications on wide range of human rights issues and on different aspects of NGO activity. She was invited as an expert by different charitable foundations and international institutions for elaborating and carrying out analytical surveys, evaluations and researches.

    Ms. Taubina was a member of the Expert Council under the Ombudsman in the Russian Federation in 2004-2016. In 2013 Ms. Taubina became a recipient of the Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award. Ms Taubina is laureate of the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and of the 2018 Moscow Helsinki Group Human Rights Award. In 1993 she was graduated from Faculty of Cybernetics of the Moscow Physics-Engineering Institute. In 1996 Ms. Taubina was graduated from Religion, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom Program at the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights.