17 February 2015

Interaction between local self-government and regional human rights commissioners discussed in Siberian Federal District

17 February 2015

On 16 February, in Moscow, the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District Nikolai Rogozhkin held a  video conference  regarding interaction of state authorities and local  self-government  bodies with human rights commissioners in the federal district’s territorial entities.

16 February 2015

Civic Chamber reminded of remand centres’ problems

16 February 2015

On 16 February, President of the Civic Chamber Alexander Brechalov sent an official letter of appeal to President of Russia Vladimir Putin drawing his attention to the problem of remand centres in Russia. The letter says about a dramatic increase in the number of detainees in remand facilities and disastrous conditions of custody.

12 February 2015
Confidence in institute of human rights commissioner significantly increased

Confidence in institute of human rights commissioner significantly increased

12 February 2015

The Levada Center’s opinion surveys published on 12 February showed a significant increase in the index of public confidence in the institute of the human rights commissioner in Russia. In January 2015, the index grew up to 3.11 (five-point  scale) in comparison to 2.76 points for the same period last year.

10 February 2015
Right to a name

Right to a name

10 February 2015

One of the fundamental personal  non-pecuniary  rights of a citizen — the right to a name was restored after the human rights commissioner in Rostov region had stepped in.

Human Rights Commissioner in Sverdlovsk Region urged officials to be more objective assessing human rights situation in the region

Human Rights Commissioner in Sverdlovsk Region urged officials to be more objective assessing human rights situation in the region

10 February 2015

The remark addressed to the officials was given on 10 February at the legislative council’s meeting where Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova delivered her report 2014 to the deputies and public human rights defenders.

26 January 2015
Krasnodar NCO’s inclusion in foreign agents registry inspection in progress

Krasnodar NCO’s inclusion in foreign agents registry inspection in progress

26 January 2015

Following the appeal of the human rights commissioner in Krasondar territory, the prosecutor will inspect if the Krasnodar Regional Public Organisation of University Graduates’ inclusion in the registry of non-commercial organisations functioning as foreign agents has been legitimate.

21 January 2015
Special guidebook for human rights published in Altai

Special guidebook for human rights published in Altai

21 January 2015
In January 2015, Commissioner for Human Rights in Altai Territory Boris Larin published a special guidebook On Rights, Freedoms and Remedies.
20 January 2015
Chelyabinsk ombudsman set forth suggestions to be included in Governor’s Address

Chelyabinsk ombudsman set forth suggestions to be included in Governor’s Address

20 January 2015
On 20 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov introduced a range of initiatives which in his opinion should be reflected in the Governor’s Address to the Legislative Assembly’s deputies in Chelyabinsk.
15 January 2015
Free legal assistance becomes more accessible in Tomsk region

Free legal assistance becomes more accessible in Tomsk region

15 January 2015
According to the new version of the regional law entered into force in Tomsk region as of 1 January 2015, the list of persons having the right to receive publicly-funded free legal assistance has been extended with such groups as non-working pensioners and non-working persons with disabilities of the 3rd category.
13 January 2015
Independence and authority of Russian ombudsmen

Independence and authority of Russian ombudsmen

13 January 2015
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma the draft laws which are to considerably change interaction between regional authorities and human rights commissioners.