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A Ms K. of Moscow submitted a complaint to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. She alleged that authorities refused to install a ramp in the entrance hall of an apartment building being a home of a wheelchair-bound child.
A resident of Vladivostok, Mr G., submitted to the High Commissioner a complaint about police officers of Police Unit No. 2 of the Vladivostok Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. He alleged that they failed to take proper actions in relation to his fraud incident report.
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia rights of over 60 thousand citizens were restored — the City Interdepartmental Commission for Housing Fund of Moscow was given the right to acknowledge apartment buildings in New Moscow to be dangerous and subject to demolition and reconstruction. Before, none of the city bodies had this right, so people had to live in unsafe buildings.
On 1 March 2016, the Russian Federation Government Decree which envisages the extension till 30 June 2017 a tax concession period for trucks under the Platon system came into force. The Decree takes into consideration the proposals of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation submitted earlier to the President of Russia.
On 18 December 2015, with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, housing rights of a resident of the Republic of Adygea were restored. The petitioner, having been previously qualified as a person belonging to the category of orphans and children left without parental care, informed the High Commissioner’s Office of the success in her letter of gratitude.
Housing rights of two men previously qualified as orphans and children left without parental care restored
In December 2015, with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation the housing rights of residents of Krasnodar Region Mr B. and Mr B. were restored. They had been previously qualified as orphans and children left without parental care. The above was reported on 26 January 2016 in the official reply of the Deputy Prosecutor of Krasnodar Region to the request of the High Commissioner.
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia the rights of a single mother, Ms V . , were restored. This was reported in the official reply of the Mayor of Petrozavodsk to the High Commissioner’s request. For eleven years the woman had been waiting for a court ruling to provide her with priority housing to be implemented.
Laws exempting High Commissioner from filing fee upon submitting statement of claim to first instance court came into force
On 3 February, Federal Constitutional Law No. 1-FKZ as of 31 January 2016 On Amendments to Articles 18 and 29 of the Federal Constitutional Law ‘On the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation’ and Federal Law No. 8-FZ as of 1 February 2016 On Amendments to Part 2, Article 333.36 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation signed by the President of Russia came into effect.
On 15 January, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of a category I disabled person, Mr D., to a fair trial. The administrative offence case of Mr D. was closed and previous judgements were overruled, the official reply of the Supreme Court to the High Commissioner’s petition says.
A criminal investigation of personal injury claim filed by Ms K. has been started. On 20 January, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in its reply to the High Commissioner’s official appeal informed Ms Pamfilova that the official who had earlier refused to launch criminal proceedings was brought to the disciplinary responsibility.