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Tatiana Moskalkova held a meeting on observance of human rights during transportation of defendants and convicts

27 February 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova held a meeting on observance of human rights during transportation of defendants and convicts

On February 27, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held an open board session entitled «Observance of human rights during the escort from a pre-trial detention center to a court, as well as during transportation to a place of serving a sentence».

The event was attended by representatives of legislative, executive and judicial authorities, human rights ombudsmen in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, chairpersons and members of Public Monitoring Commissions, representatives of the scientific community and members of the Expert Council under the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

During the event, the main problems in the field of escorting and transporting convicts to the place of serving their sentences were discussed, opportunities for their elimination and improvement of the conditions for the transportation of convicts were considered. Much attention was paid to the issue of strengthening the role of public control in this area. The proposed initiatives on this topic were supported by participants from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

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