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.

A year as the Commissioner. Preliminary results

A year as the Commissioner. Preliminary results

25 March 2015

On 25 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova, who has been in the office since 18 March 2014, held a press conference.

14 March 2015

Ukrainian doctors visited Nadezhda Savchenko

14 March 2015

On 14 March, Ukrainian doctors visited Nadezhda Savchenko. The doctors’ consultation was held from 1:00 pm till 3:50 pm. A representative of the Human Rights Commissioner in Russia and Savchenko’s regular physicians were also present at the medical examination. In total, the visit lasted for more than five hours.

Human Rights Commissioner in Russia takes full responsibility for delay in admission of doctors to Savchenko

Human Rights Commissioner in Russia takes full responsibility for delay in admission of doctors to Savchenko

14 March 2015

On 14 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova has announced she takes full responsibility for the delay in admission of Ukrainian doctors to Nadezhda Savchenko.

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.