03 November 2015

Conference on challenges to implementing judgments of ECHR and prisoner voting rights

03 November 2015

On 30 October, a conference named ‘Challenges to Implementing the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Dialogues on Prisoner Voting Rights’ took place on the base of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Law.

30 October 2015
Nikolay Zagnoyko appointed Commissioner for Human Rights in Lipetsk Region

Nikolay Zagnoyko appointed Commissioner for Human Rights in Lipetsk Region

30 October 2015

On 29 October, members of the regional Parliament in Lipetsk Region approved Nikolay Zagnoyko’s nomination to the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Lipetsk Region during the regular legislative session.

Lecture for participants of "International protection of human rights" Master's program

30 October 2015

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.

29 October 2015

Rights of disabled as a result of Chernobyl disaster restored with assistance of Sverdlovsk Commissioner

29 October 2015

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.

Seminar on fight against racism and discrimination in football took place in St. Petersburg

29 October 2015

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.

28 October 2015

International conference on Convention on Human Rights implementation took place in St. Petersburg

28 October 2015

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 St. Petersburg.

26 October 2015
Ministry of Construction developed amendments to laws on housing subsidies

Ministry of Construction developed amendments to laws on housing subsidies

26 October 2015

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.

Rights of hard of hearing restored after interference of Bashkir and federal Commissioners

26 October 2015

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.

23 October 2015
Smolensk Commissioner calls to allocate funds to build regional mental hospital’s new unit

Smolensk Commissioner calls to allocate funds to build regional mental hospital’s new unit

23 October 2015

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.

Argument of High Commissioner

Argument of High Commissioner

23 October 2015

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.