In 2016 Commissioner in Moscow Region received more than 12000 petitions

07 April 2017

On April 6 Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semyonova presented a report on human rights and freedoms respect in 2016 to regional deputies.

The Commissioner in Moscow Region noted that the Institution of the High Commissioner received 12877 petitions in 2016. Ekaterina Semyonova emphasized that a large part of the complaints (almost 80%) are oral.

About half of the petitions (48.6%) indicate the violation of social rights. 33.9% of the petitions concerns civil rights, 8.3% — economic rights, 5.7% — cultural rights.

Moreover, in her speech Ekaterina Semyonova paid special attention to elderly person issues, particularly, the Institution of the Commissioner often receives petitions from single retirees on the matter of lowering standard of living and increase in prices. Frequently they do need help that can be provided by authorities.

Semyonova concluded, "Single owners of the accomodations who are more than 80 years old should be exempted from payment for capital repair regardless of the accomodations’ space".

The Commissioner reported about the necessity to develop efficient algorithm of retirement of citizens aged 53–55 who face difficulties.

Adapted from the Press-Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region and RIAMO

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