28 June 2019
Dialogue with High Commissioner. Back home

Dialogue with High Commissioner. Back home

28 June 2019
There are today 18 agreements on cooperation between the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and human rights institutions of other states. Such treaties enable ombudspersons to efficiently provide assistance to citizens of their countries in a difficult situation abroad. Thus, our joint work with Turkish Ombudsman Seref Malcoc under the Memorandum of Cooperation, signed in March…
27 June 2019
Statement by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

Statement by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

27 June 2019
On June 26, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution that finally canceled the unfair decision of five years ago to confirm the authority of the Russian delegation to the PACE. I welcome this balanced and consistent decision of the European parliamentarians, which is not only the affirmation of the unity and indivisibility of human rights geography, but also…
26 June 2019
Dialogue with High Commissioner. Protection of Russian citizens abroad

Dialogue with High Commissioner. Protection of Russian citizens abroad

26 June 2019
I received an appeal from Russian citizen Vladimir Lazarev in defense of the rights of his daughter Maria Lazareva, detained by the State of Kuwait authorities on suspicion of complicity to the theft from local government funds in November 2017. In May 2018, the Supreme Court of Kuwait found Maria Lazareva guilty of the crime charged against her and sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in a local…
20 June 2019
High Commissioner’s initiative to ban cages from courtrooms

High Commissioner’s initiative to ban cages from courtrooms

20 June 2019
On June 18, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has supported a legislative initiative to abolish cages in the courtrooms, and this issue is now widely discussed by supporters and opponents of this idea. However, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova has expressed the need to abolish the practice of using metal cages in courtrooms in March,…
09 June 2019
Statement of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

Statement of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation

09 June 2019
I have noted with attention the recent statement made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland with regard to the situation of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov who had been detained by law-enforcement officers in Moscow. From day one I took this case under my special control and stayed in close touch with the lawyer of the detained journalist. It is known…
24 May 2019
High Commissioner asked US Attorney General to extradite Yaroshenko to Russia

High Commissioner asked US Attorney General to extradite Yaroshenko to Russia

24 May 2019
On May 23, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova addressed US Attorney General William Barr with a request for extradition of Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko to his homeland. Dear Mr. Barr, I hereby present my compliments to you. Currently, the US Department of Justice is considering the extradition request from the Russian Ministry of Justice with regard to the…
17 April 2019
Statement by High Commissioner at the 10th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing established by the UN General Assembly

Statement by High Commissioner at the 10th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing established by the UN General Assembly

17 April 2019
Statement by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ms. Tatiana Moskalkova at the 10th Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing established by the UN General Assembly Mr. Chairman, Dear Colleagues! About the relevance of ageing problem in the world and in Russia A consistent increase in human life expectancy is an outstanding feature of humanity development. According to expert estimates, the…
16 April 2019
Meeting with CoE representatives in High Commissioner’s Office

Meeting with CoE representatives in High Commissioner’s Office

16 April 2019
On April 16, Chief of Staff of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Vladimir Lozbinev met with Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe Verena Taylor. The participants of the meeting discussed interaction of the High Commissioner and the Council of Europe and the perspectives of the joint project…
14 April 2019
High Commissioner’s official visit to the US from 15 to 18 April

High Commissioner’s official visit to the US from 15 to 18 April

14 April 2019
From 15 to 18 April, in New York, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova is to participate in the Tenth Working Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing established by the UN General Assembly. The High Commissioner is to share the experience and best practices on the protection of the rights of elder persons in Russia. During the visit, Tatiana Moskalkova…
03 April 2019
Russian and CoE Commissioners met with Ukrainian sailors in Lefortovo Prison

Russian and CoE Commissioners met with Ukrainian sailors in Lefortovo Prison

03 April 2019
On 3 April, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović visited Ukrainian sailors in Pretrial Detention Center No.2 (SIZO-2 Lefortovo). When communicating with seafarers, the CE Commissioner asked them about the conditions of detention, health and medical care. The sailors reported that…