08 May 2015

Inspection is being held at facility in Nizhny Novgorod Region by the Commissioner’s order

08 May 2015

Media reports as of 6 May on riots in correctional treatment centre No. 3 (LIU-3) in Nizhny Novgorod region led to the site inspection. According to the media reports, an emergency situation occurred in the penal colony. 

07 May 2015
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia submitted a report to President of Russian Federation on result of work in 2014

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia submitted a report to President of Russian Federation on result of work in 2014

07 May 2015

This is the first report of Ella Pamfilova as the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, appointed to this constitutional post by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on 18 March last year.

27 April 2015

Meeting of Russian Federation Interagency Commission for Council of Europe Affairs

27 April 2015

On 27 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova took part in a regular meeting of the Russian Federation Interagency Commission for Council of Europe Affairs (IAC) chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

23 April 2015

Meeting with representatives of Council of Europe

23 April 2015

On 23 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with representatives of the Council of Europe.

17 April 2015

Working trip to Sverdlovsk Region and Republic of Tatarstan

17 April 2015

On 13–17 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova paid working visits to Sverdlovsk Region and the Republic of Tatarstan.

06 April 2015

President signed legislative amendments to improve work of human rights commissioners in Russia

06 April 2015

On 6 April, the President of Russia signed the Federal Constitutional Law On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and the Federal Law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation to Improve the Work of Human Rights Commissioners.

02 April 2015

Meeting with Director of Amnesty International Representative Office in Russia

02 April 2015

On 2 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Director of Amnesty International Representative Office in Russia Sergei Nikitin.

01 April 2015

Law on human rights commissioner adopted by Council of Federation

01 April 2015

On 1 April, the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation adopted the Federal Constitutional Law On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and the Federal Law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation to Improve the Work of Human Rights Commissioners.

27 March 2015

Law on human rights commissioner adopted by State Duma

27 March 2015

On 27 March, the State Duma adopted the draft federal constitutional law On Amendments to the Federal Constitutional Law On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and the draft federal law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation to Improve the Work of Human Rights Commissioners in the third reading.

25 March 2015

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

25 March 2015

On 25 March, the State Duma adopted a package of amendments significantly extending powers of human rights commissioners at the federal and regional levels in the second reading. The amendments imply changing the Federal Constitutional Law On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and a range of others.