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.

08 December 2015

Former citizen of Kazakhstan to obtain legitimate grounds for residence in Russia

08 December 2015

Last autumn, after multiple requests of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation to competent authorities, the Federal Migration Service of Russia (FMS of Russia) adopted a decision to assist Mr M., a former citizen of Kazakhstan, in obtaining legitimate grounds for his residence in Russia.

04 December 2015

Daughter received pension savings of late mother

04 December 2015

On 13 October, with assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Ms P., being the legal successor of her deceased mother, received pension savings of the latter.

Access to justice protected in Republic of Sakha

04 December 2015

On 20 October 2015, following appeals of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia to competent authorities of the Republic of Sakha, the Yakutsk City Court convicted Mr M., whose actions caused child’s death.

03 December 2015
Right of residents of ‘New Moscow’ area to take part in housing programmes of Moscow protected by Supreme Court’s landmark decision

Right of residents of ‘New Moscow’ area to take part in housing programmes of Moscow protected by Supreme Court’s landmark decision

03 December 2015

On 25 November, having agreed with the arguments of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, the Supreme Court reinstated the right of Ms P., residing in the ‘New Moscow’ area, to participate in housing programmes of the capital city. The landmark decision is intended to eliminate discrimination of all residents of ‘New Moscow’. According to the official data, the population of the area has reached 300,000.