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On 10 November, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova met with chairpersons of the local committees of soldiers’ mothers.
With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Dagestan Ummupazil Omarova the rights of students of a reginal institute will be restored.
This was the topic of another release of ‘Human Rights’ programme broadcast on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR).
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation conducted a large-scale project on increasing the legal education of the elderly.
Governor of Khanty-Mansyisk Autonomous Region — Ugra Natalya Komarova congratulated Natalya Strebkova on her inauguration as the regional Commissioner for Human Rights.
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.
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.
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.