Institute of Democracy and Cooperation

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The original logo of Institute of Democracy and Cooperation.

Institute of Democracy and Cooperation is a think tank in Paris. It is a separate organisation from the similarly named think-tank in New York. Both were founded in 2008 by a Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena and a group of Russian NGOs but have since gone their separate ways. IDC in Paris is funded by Russian private businesses. It is headed by historian and former Russian State Duma deputy Natalia Narochnitskaya. Philosopher and historian John Laughland is Director of Studies.

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The Institute describes its aims as being

It describes its outlook on human rights and international relations as "broadly conservative", referring to its emphasis on the nation-state as the best framework for the realisation of human rights and a belief that "humanitarian intervention" is often counter-productive.

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IDC web page [1] in English, French and Russian.

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