13 March 2015

No one is more interested in solving Nemtsov’s murder than Russia

13 March 2015

On 13 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova has called the European Parliament’s resolution to investigate into the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov  short-sighted, meaning that instead of seeking for dialogue opportunities the EU colleagues are carried away by a  "witch-hunt" . No one is more interested in the politically motivated crime solving than Russia, and the country has enough strength and opportunities for that, the Commissioner underlined.

Representative of Human Rights Commissioner in Russia took part in UN Human Rights Council’s work

13 March 2015

On 12–13 March, Head of Chancery of the Russian Human Rights Commissioner’s Office Vladimir Grachev took part in the 28th annual session of the International Coordinating Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) in Geneva.

11 March 2015
Meeting with representatives of foreign countries

Meeting with representatives of foreign countries

11 March 2015

On 11 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Russia, as well as with ambassadors and representatives of 27 countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and USA.

20 February 2015

Amendments to law on human rights commissioner adopted by State Duma in first reading

20 February 2015

On 20 February, the State Duma has adopted a package of amendments significantly extending powers of  human rights commissioners at the federal and regional levels. 

17 February 2015

Pamfilova concerns over dragging out hospitalisation of seriously ill child

17 February 2015

Back on 12 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova sent a telegram to Minister of Healthcare of Russia Veronika Skvortsova with a request to assist in facilitating urgent hospitalisation of a child Yaroslav M.

Medical specialists from Germany examined Nadezhda Savchenko

17 February 2015

On 16 February, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia assisted German specialists in carrying out medical examination of the Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko. The German doctors assessed the health status of Ms Savchenko as satisfactory.

13 February 2015

Visiting Nadezhda Savchenko

13 February 2015

On 13 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia visited again the hospital MSU No. 77 of the FPS of Russia (‘Matrosskaya Tishina’ remand centre in Moscow), where Nadezhda Savchenko remains in custody. The meeting took place due to the new appeal of Nadezhda Savchenko to the Russian Commissioner.

12 February 2015
Monument to victims of political repressions – open concept development contest launched

Monument to victims of political repressions – open concept development contest launched

12 February 2015

On 12 February 2015, a contest for development of a concept of an architectural and sculptural composition ‘Monument to Victims of Political Repressions’ in Moscow was launched.

06 February 2015

Responsibility for investigation into assault and battery case of Memorial lawyer taken by interior officials of Dagestan

06 February 2015

This was announced on 6 February by the republic’s Minister of the Interior Abdurashid Magomedov in his reply to the official appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

03 February 2015

Meeting with Ambassador of Ireland to Russia

03 February 2015

On 3 February, the meeting between Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova and Ambassador of Ireland to the Russian Federation Eoin O’Leary was held. The participants in the meeting discussed a number of international aspects of human rights protection and specific features of the human rights commissioner’s institute in Russia, as well as outlined the ways of cooperation in the human rights protection area.