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On 23 April, regional MPs unanimously approved appointment of former Director of the Regional Department for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection Alexander Panin to the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Belgorod Region.
On 22 April, a social project The Care Knowledge Institute is to be launched on the initiative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova. The project is to be held in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Security Social Support Centre, Sberbank of Russia, and the Law Institute at East Siberia State University of Technology and Management.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova has supported a public project ‘A Look from Heaven — People’s Memory’.
On 9 April, on initiative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnodar Territory a special committee inspected the current state of a dangerous apartment building in Kropotkin town.
On 8 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov announced the above at the discussion platform ‘Corporate Disputes. Bankruptcy according to the New Rules’ within the framework of the 8th Annual South Ural Legal Forum ‘New Legal System of Russia: Reload of Lawyers 2015’.
On 2 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Vladimir Region Lyudmila Romanova presented her first report on human rights to the Governor.
A year after reunion of Crimea with Russia, the human rights situation in the region is still worse than as compared to that one in the country in total, but changes for the better are obvious. In an interview for Interfax journalist Dmitry Zhmutsky, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Crimea Lyudmila Lubina told about observation of the rights of the Crimeans who refused from Russian citizenship, the ones who came back from deportation, and those who serve sentence in the republic.
On 3 April, an annual round table entitled ‘The Problems of Professional Education of Lawyers’ took place at Kutafin Moscow State Law University in the framework of the 9th Legal Career Day Exhibition and Forum.
People with disabilities are to defend their right to unhindered access to a suburban railway station. The application has been supported by Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov, while the regional transport prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit against the new station in Chelyabinsk.
On 25 March, a round table entitled ‘The Issue of Passports to Convicts: Problems and Solutions’ took place in Krasnodar on the initiative of the regional human rights commissioner Sergey Myshak. Representatives of law enforcement agencies, regional authorities, human rights defenders and representatives of non-commercial organisations took part in the discussion.