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On 17 March, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR).
Protection of housing rights is the most frequent reason of petitions from residents of Trans-Baikal Territory, regional Commissioner for Human Rights Nikolai Kargin said at the session of the Legislative Assembly of the Trans-Baikal Territory, presenting his Annual Report 2015.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva presented her Annual report 2015 to members of the Regional Duma.
Moscow Region Commissioner for Human Rights and regional Election Commission signed cooperation agreement
On 15 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semyonova and Chairman of the Election Commission of Moscow Region Irek Vildanov signed an agreement on cooperation within the framework of preparation for the elections in September 2016.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Komi Republic Nadezhda Bykovskaya assisted a complainant, Ms L., to receive money instead of an apartment.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semyonova held open office hours in Dzerzhinsky
During the open office hours held by Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semenova in Dzerzhinsky city district, members of the local Council of Veterans submitted their request to restore the Culture Centre ‛Vertical’.
On 2 March, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia conducted an extended workshop for students of the master’s programme ‘International Protection of Human Rights’. The main aim of the programme is to teach the future graduates to better implement the knowledge of international human rights protection tools in practice. In this regard, the students were engaged in studying the complaint handling procedure adopted in the Office of the High Commissioner.
On 1 March, an advisor to the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Khakassia visited the temporary detention facility of the Department of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ust-Abakan District.
On 25 February, the Human Rights Assistance Day was held in the penal colony No. 4 in the Republic of Tatarstan. It was arranged by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the republican Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Republic of Kalmykia Evgeniy Emelyanenko presented his annual report on his work in 2015 to deputies at the regular session of Parliament of Republic of Kalmykia.