29 January 2016

High Commissioner to be exempted from filing fee payable upon submitting statement of claim to first instance court

29 January 2016

On 27 January, the Federation Council approved a set of amendments that would exempt the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia from the filing fee payable upon submitting a statement of claim in defence of citizens’ rights and freedoms. Currently, the relevant documents have been submitted to the President of the Russian Federation.

Defendant in Bolotnaya Square case Alexander Margolin to be released on parole

29 January 2016

The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation underscores the significance of an objective and impartial examination of the case demonstrated by the Ryazan District Court on 29 January, when the decision on conditional discharge of a Bolotnaya Square case defendant, Alexander Margolin, has been carried out.

26 January 2016

High Commissioner addresses US Federal Bureau of Prisons and Human Rights Watch regarding Konstantin Yaroshenko’s case

26 January 2016

On 26 January, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova addressed Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Thomas R. Kane regarding Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko, who has found himself in difficult straits.

On reorganisation of Correctional Treatment Facility LIU-10 in Nizhny Novgorod Region

26 January 2016

The Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (the FPS of Russia) informs the High Commissioner of its plans to establish an open prison on the territory of the correctional treatment facility (LIU-10) in Nizhny Novgorod Region and supports the proposal of setting up the state tuberculosis rehabilitation center there.

The High Commissioner proposes to improve draft law regulating public monitoring commissions’ work

26 January 2016

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova calls on to improve the draft law regulating public monitoring commissions’ (PMC’s) work. The proposed document fails to cope with many problems in the sphere of control over human rights observance in detention.

20 January 2016
Ella Pamfilova's comments

Ella Pamfilova's comments

20 January 2016

Ms Ella Pamfilova's comments

19 January 2016

Nadezhda Savchenko’s case

19 January 2016

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova follows up the case of Nadezhda Savchenko held in pretrial detention centre No. 3 in Novocherkassk (hereinafter as SIZO-3).

Agreement on cooperation between High Commissioner and Federal Bailiff Service of Russia

19 January 2016

On 19 January, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova and Head of the Federal Bailiff Service of Russia Arthur Parfenchikov signed a new version of the agreement on cooperation. 

18 January 2016
Meeting with Galina Shirshina

Meeting with Galina Shirshina

18 January 2016

On 18 January, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk Urban District Galina Shirshina. 

12 January 2016

Meeting with Ambassador of Denmark

12 January 2016

On 12 January, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Ambassador of Denmark Thomas Winkler.