Print

Meeting of Human Rights Council held in Ulyanovsk

08 February 2019
Meeting of Human Rights Council held in Ulyanovsk

On February 6, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina took part in a meeting of the Council on the development of civil society and human rights under the Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region.

In her speech, Lyudmila Krutilina noted that following the results of the monitoring of complaints for 2018, residents of the region prioritize social rights associated with the realization of housing rights and the right to medical and social security. In connection with the pension reform, the number of appeals on the issue of pension provision has doubled. There has been an increase in complaints about the protection of labor rights, which concerned in most cases non-payment of wages. To determine the goals and priorities for further improving the implementation of human constitutional rights and freedoms, mechanisms for their protection, taking into account the Ulyanovsk Region development prospects, the Commissioner recommended adopting the Ulyanovsk Region Strategy in the field of development and protection of human rights until 2030. The draft Strategy has been developed by the Commissioner in cooperation with public organizations.

The main objectives of the Strategy are:
— improving the quality of life of people and the level of social equity;
— the implementation of systemic and effective state mechanisms to protect constitutional rights and freedoms, strengthening confidence in state power;
— creating conditions that provide citizens and associations the opportunity to exercise their rights;
— strengthening of civil society institutions involved in human rights activities in the territory of the Ulyanovsk Region.

The majority decided the draft Strategy to be taken as a basis and further discussed.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region

News in Russia
Yakut ombudswoman discussed topical human rights issues with head of the region

Yakut ombudswoman discussed topical human rights issues with head of the region

26 February 2019
On February 19, topical issues of observance of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens in the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) were discussed during the meeting of head of the republic Aisen Nikolayev with regional Commissioner for Human Rights Sardana Guryeva. The ombudswoman informed the head of the republic about the state of affairs and voiced the provisions of the…

Nizhny Novgorod Commissioner instituted visits to "challenging addresses"

25 February 2019
The Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod Region stablished the practice of on-site receipts of complaints from citizens who had repeatedly appealed to various instances on their problems. On February 25, deputy Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod Region Elena Baryshnikova and head of the department for organizing the activities of the district…
Interdepartmental working meeting on minors’ rights to citizenship held in Sevastopol

Interdepartmental working meeting on minors’ rights to citizenship held in Sevastopol

20 February 2019
On February 13, 2019, an interdepartmental working meeting on the rights of minors to citizenship was held in the Directorate for Migration of the Sevastopol Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Commissioner for Human Rights in Sevastopol Pavel Butsay and representative of his Office Polina Shkarlat participated in the event. The meeting was chaired by Head of the Directorate Nikolay Starukhin.…
News in Russia