18 February 2015

Constitutional Court decision on collective complaint from NGOs

18 February 2015

On 17 February 2015, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation declared a provision of the Federal Law On the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation unconstitutional, since it lacked time limits for implementation of inspector’s requirements. The case was initiated on the grounds of a collective complaint from  non-governmental  organisations listed by the Ministry of Justice as international agents.

17 February 2015

State Duma considered Commissioner’s opinion

17 February 2015

On 17 February, the State Duma admitted the draft law on amendments to the Water Code of Russia to be hazardous for ecology of waters and rejected it in the first reading.

16 February 2015

State Duma to reconsider multiple estimation of custody term when determining total imprisonment

16 February 2015

In September 2014, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova sent an official letter to Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Naryshkin with a request to represent the draft law for consideration of the lower chamber of parliament in the first reading. The draft law had been earlier prepared by member of parliament Pavel Krasheninnikov and remained in the State Duma since 2008.

13 February 2015

Guilty of mass riots in remand centre punished

13 February 2015

A criminal case opened against initiators of the riots in the remand centre (SIZO No. 1 of the Department of the FPS of Russia in Chelyabinsk Region), as well as against a member of administrative staff of the facility, the FPS said on February 13 in response to the official appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

Supreme Court to listen to convict

Supreme Court to listen to convict

13 February 2015

The Supreme Court of Udmurtia’s panel admitted the arguments presented by the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia concerning review of an appellate complaint from convict Mr Zh in connection with the procedural order breach sufficient. The fact that the complainant’s rights have been restored became known on 13 February from the official reply of the republic’s supreme court body in response to the Commissioner’s request.

09 February 2015
70th Victory Day: names to be recalled, graves restored

70th Victory Day: names to be recalled, graves restored

09 February 2015

On 9 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova received a reply from the Governor of Smolensk Region, which said that the finances to restore the mass graves in Bogolyubovo and Lyady villages were to be provided right after all documents were prepared. The lists of names of those who died there have been specified: more than 2.5 thousand Soviet soldiers having participated in World War II remain buried in these mass graves.

28 January 2015

Memorial liquidation case closed

28 January 2015

With the assistance of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia the human rights group Memorial liquidation case hearing date was changed and the group managed to amend its charter having eliminated its inconsistency with the Russian law.

27 January 2015

Homeless sheltered

27 January 2015

In December 2014, following the petition of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation two homeless persons were accommodated in Loknyanskiy residential care home for the elderly and disabled.

22 January 2015

Crimean officer returned to the ranks

22 January 2015
The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation assisted in restoring the right of a senior lieutenant to do his military service, which had been infringed due to the constant delay in his appointment.

Conscript assigned to alternative service

22 January 2015
With the help of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia a conscript being a conscientious objector managed to defend his right to do civilian substitute service instead of the military one, while before even the court held that the primary decision of the draft commission was legal.