01 February 2016

Official who refused to open criminal investigation brought to responsibility

01 February 2016

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.

29 January 2016

Right of pre-school teachers to preferential retirement pension restored in Saratov Region

29 January 2016

The High Commissioner′s for Human Rights appeal to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation successfully resulted in restoration of the right of 3,787 pre-school teachers to receive preferential retirement pension in the Saratov Region of Russia. On 24th September 2015 the Ministry of Labor of Russia had issued an according Order that was subsequently registered by the Russian Ministry of Justice on 25th December 2015.

27 January 2016

Right to have criminal proceedings tried in reasonable period of time restored

27 January 2016

With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation the right of Ms P. to have her criminal proceeding tried in a reasonable period of time has been restored. The above was reported by the Moscow Region Prosecutor’s Office in its official reply received by the High Commissioner’s Office.

15 January 2016

Petitioner’s right to fair trial restored

15 January 2016

On 27 November, the Yaroslavl Regional Court passed a judgement which grants the petition of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation providing citizen B. with the right to defence and fair trial without erosion. This above surfaced from a copy of the court’s ruling that had been sent to the High Commissioner. 

14 January 2016
Council of Judges of Russian Federation adopted resolutions aimed at easier online access to information about courts’ activity

Council of Judges of Russian Federation adopted resolutions aimed at easier online access to information about courts’ activity

14 January 2016

As a result of analysis and generalization of High Commissioner’s for Human Rights in Russia proposals, the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation has accepted two resolutions aimed at ensuring easier online access to information about courts’ activity.

30 December 2015

Rights of 123 people to receive rank of lieutenant in reserve restored

30 December 2015

On 23 November 2015, with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, rights of 123  ex-alumni  of the Academic Department of Reserve Officers of the Black Sea Higher Naval School n.a.  P. S.  Nakhimov to receive the military rank of lieutenant in the reserve were restored. This became known from the official reply of the Ministry of Defence of Russia to the request of the High Commissioner.

Constitutional right to access to justice restored in Krasnodar Territory

30 December 2015

As a result of the High Commissioner’s for Human Rights in Russia appeal to the Prosecutor’s General Office the constitutional right of citizen K. to access to justice has been restored. The criminal case against Mr K. has been closed in Krasnodar Territory. Mr K. has received official apologies. The above was reported by the Prosecutor’s General Office of the Russian Federation in official reply addressed to the Office of the High Commissioner.

Right to recover debts protected

30 December 2015

The letter of gratitude received by the High Commissioner’s Office on 15 December 2015 said that only after interference of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Mr S. managed to have the court order entitling him to recover debts from Credit Europe Bank Ltd. implemented.

23 December 2015
Imprisoned mother’s right to see her child protected

Imprisoned mother’s right to see her child protected

23 December 2015

Following the interviews held in detention centres of Mordovia by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, the imprisoned mother’s right to see her preteen son was protected. An official response to the High Commissioner’s request was received on 26 October 2015 from the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Adygea.

17 December 2015
Rights of bona fide purchaser protected

Rights of bona fide purchaser protected

17 December 2015

On 3 December, having considered a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation acknowledged the property rights of Mr  V. to  an apartment in Moscow. Previous decisions violating rights of the complainant to fair justice and judicial protection were revoked.