Andrey Kalikh

Andrey is Programme Director of the Centre for Development of Democracy and Human Rights (CDDHR). 

CDDHR is an independent Russian NGO based in the capital Moscow. It is one of the leading Russian independent think tanks dealing with issues such as the strengthening of civil society and promoting human rights and democracy. The Centre’s mission is to strengthen the Russian NGO community by providing support to NGO coalitions, organizing campaigns, monitoring and analyzing the current human rights situation, and providing the state authorities and government representatives with expert recommendations. 

Since 2005, Andrey has advocated for the human rights of military servicemen. Currently he is focusing his efforts on the improvement of the legal status of soldiers, as well as corruption and its negative impact on human rights.