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Rights of 284 thousand people restored for 10 months of 2017

12 December 2017
Rights of 284 thousand people restored for 10 months of 2017

On December 12, a workshop of Commissioners for Human Rights and Commissioners for Children’s Rights in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, organized by the Presidential Executive Office, began its work in the Moscow Region.

High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. The High Commissioner congratulated the audience on the National Constitution Day, recalling that this year the institution of the state human rights defender turned 20, and next year will be marked by the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Summing up the interim results of the work for the current year, the High Commissioner noted that much was done this year for the development of the institution of state human rights defence. Regarding international cooperation, Tatiana Moskalkova pointed out the establishment of the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance which demonstrated the desire of state human rights defenders from other countries to rally around Russia and expanded the High Commissioner’s tools to protect the rights of citizens abroad.

The High Commissioner noted that the most important thing in her work is assistance provided to citizens in solving their problems. The number of applicants whose rights were restored through the High Commissioner’s intervention in 2017 increased about 2 times compared to last year’s figures.

"For 10 months of 2017, 284 thousand people were restored in their rights," the High Commissioner specified.

Tatiana Moskalkova also mentioned the achievements of regional ombudspersons in providing the population, including servicemen, with housing, maintaining family ties, socializing former prisoners, and assisting citizens in obtaining social benefits.

The seminar was also attended by Chief of the Presidential Directorate for Social Projects Sergei Novikov, Russia’s Children’s Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Maxim Topilin, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva, Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State-Building Andrey Klishas, Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Committee on Social Policy Valery Ryazanskiy, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media Alexander Zharov, Deputy Minister of Health Care of the Russian Federation Tatiana Yakovleva, Head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs Igor Barinov, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation Andrey Chibis, Member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Nikolay Levichev, as well as regional Commissioners for Human Rights and Children’s Rights, representatives of governing authorities, scientists and human rights defenders.

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