Public Verdict Foundation
Case HistoryStatus: Raided
Elena Pershakova is a woman human rights defender and lawyer. She is the Head of Legal Team of the Public Verdict Foundation. The Public Verdict Foundation was established in February 2004 as a non-profit organization offering legal assistance to victims of human rights abuse at the hands of law enforcement officers in Russia. The Public Verdict Foundation works to promote a climate of non-tolerance to abusive law enforcement practices in the Russian society, and to ensure civilian oversight of the law enforcement. In her litigation work Elena Pershakova focuses on civic freedoms.