14 April 2016

Supreme Court forbade banks to assign indebtedness to debt collectors

14 April 2016

On 13 April, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation made a landmark ruling which in fact prohibits banks to pass the information on a loan of the debtor to debt collection agencies.

12 April 2016

Major violations of human rights in SIZO-4 investigated, guilty held liable

12 April 2016

The Director of Pretrial Detention Centre No. 4 of the Moscow Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (SIZO-4), the Deputy Director of the Operations Department, two detectives of the Operations Department and a medical assistant of the centre’s medical unit were dismissed. Deaths of accused persons and infliction of bodily harm to people in the detention centre are being properly investigated: criminal cases have been initiated, checks are being held.

08 April 2016
High Commissioner assisted in objective investigation of criminal case

High Commissioner assisted in objective investigation of criminal case

08 April 2016

On 6 April, former commander of a military unit, Mr K., expressed his appreciation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia for thorough consideration of his petition. According to the complainant, with assistance of the High Commissioner his criminal case was returned to the investigator for reformulation and decreasing the amount of charges.

30 March 2016

Failures occurred upon providing orphans with housing remedied

30 March 2016

As a result of the High Commissioner’s interference, failures occurred upon providing orphans with housing were remedied, the Prosecutor’s Office of Ryazan Region reported.

23 March 2016

Amendments to Сode of Criminal Procedure developed with assistance of High Commissioner adopted

23 March 2016

In March, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No.  40-FZ  On Amendments to Article 281 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. The law contains amendments elaborated with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

18 March 2016

High Commissioner helped Rostov-on-Don inhabitant get registration at place of residence

18 March 2016

The High Commissioner received a complaint of a  Rostov-on-Don  resident who alleged that she had been refused registration at her place of residence.

16 March 2016
Rights of wheelchair-bound disabled person in Moscow to access to home restored

Rights of wheelchair-bound disabled person in Moscow to access to home restored

16 March 2016

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.

Right to have criminal case closed within reasonable term restored in Vladivostok

16 March 2016

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.

04 March 2016

Rights of 60 thousand New Moscow inhabitants to have their residence ackowledged dangerous restored

04 March 2016

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.

01 March 2016
Proposals of High Commissioner to reduce road toll taken into account

Proposals of High Commissioner to reduce road toll taken into account

01 March 2016

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.