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On 30 October, Head of Chancery of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Vladimir Grachev gave a lecture to the students of RSUH, PFUR and Russian University of Justice on international investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
Rights of disabled as a result of Chernobyl disaster restored with assistance of Sverdlovsk Commissioner
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatyana Merzlyakova the rights of citizen M., who became disabled as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, have been restored.
On 28 October, a Seminar on "The Role of Commissioners for Human Rights in the Fight Against Racism and Discrimination in Football" was arranged in St. Petersburg by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as preparation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
On 22–23 October, an international conference called ‘The Improvement of National Mechanisms for the Effective Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms’ held by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe took place in
In response to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia’s request, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of Russia reported that it has developed amendments to the legislation to resolve housing problems of displaced persons and people with disabilities.
Joint actions of Commissioner in Bashkortostan Republic Rim Kayumov and High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova led to the restoration of constitutional rights of hard of hearing people, operating mechanical equipment at factories.
In a recent interview for NTV journalists, Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin spoke about the lack of funding of a Smolensk Regional Mental Hospital new diagnostic and treatment unit construction.
A new project of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia was launched in October. Regional editions of the federal weekly The Arguments of the Week will have a legal column called ‘The Argument of the Human Rights Commissioner’. The human rights commissioners in four Russian regions: the Republic of Dagestan, Perm Territory, Sverdlovsk and Novosibirsk regions, will answer the most acute questions of public concern.
On 22 October, another release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was broadcast on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). This time the subject of the discussion was defined by Commissioner for Human Rights in Trans-Baikal Territory Nikolay Kargin.
On 21 October, Commissioner for Human Rights in Karachayevo-Cherkessia Republic Zarema Umalatova held open office hours for public in the administration of Abazin municipal district.