Andrew Friedman

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/ Mar 7, 2013

Enforced or not, repressive laws are bad

The creeping infringement of human rights in Russia under President Vladimir Putin raises a broader quandary for the international community: Do repressive laws matter if they're rarely or never enforced? Over the past year, Russia's parliament has passed a raft of measures impinging upon the ...