18 April 2020
Decree on measures to address the legal status of foreigners in Russia signed

Decree on measures to address the legal status of foreigners in Russia signed

18 April 2020
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the Decree «On temporary measures to address the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation in connection with the threat of the further spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)». According to the Decree, from March 15 to June 15, the periods of temporary stay, temporary or permanent residence of foreign…
Tatiana Moskalkova visited pre-trial detention center No. 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Moscow

Tatiana Moskalkova visited pre-trial detention center No. 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Moscow

18 April 2020
On April 17, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova, in response to the complaints received, visited pre-trial detention center No.  2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in Moscow. During the visit, the High Commissioner examined the conditions of detention, including how the premises were disinfected during the coronavirus pandemic. "Twice a day, all…
17 April 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova approved the appointment of Ulyanovsk Human Rights Commissioner

Tatiana Moskalkova approved the appointment of Ulyanovsk Human Rights Commissioner

17 April 2020
On April 17, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a video conference call with candidate for the position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Lyulkov. During the conversation, Tatiana Moskalkova and Sergey Lyulkov discussed the human rights situation in the region, in particular, topical issues of observing…
Federation Council approved ombudsmen witness immunity laws

Federation Council approved ombudsmen witness immunity laws

17 April 2020
On April 17, the Federation Council approved two federal laws granting witness immunity to the regional Commissioners for Human Rights. Earlier, legislative initiatives "On Amending Article 69 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation" and "On Amending Article 56 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation" were passed in the third reading in the State…
State Duma adopted ombudsmen witness immunity laws

State Duma adopted ombudsmen witness immunity laws

17 April 2020
On April 17, the State Duma adopted in the third reading two federal laws granting witness immunity to the regional Commissioners for Human Rights. Legislative initiatives "On Amending Article 69 of the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation" (on establishing the right of the Commissioners for Human Rights in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to withdraw testimony…
14 April 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova presented the annual report of the High Commissioner to the President

Tatiana Moskalkova presented the annual report of the High Commissioner to the President

14 April 2020
On April 14, federal ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova presented a report on the activities of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2019 to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The document contains relevant information on human rights situation in Russia. As noted in the report, in 2019, the state human rights defender received 38,328 appeals, 1,683…
Tatiana Moskalkova met with Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) via videoconference

Tatiana Moskalkova met with Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) via videoconference

14 April 2020
On April 14, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a videoconference conversation with Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Sardana Guryeva. Tatiana Moskalkova and Sardana Guryeva discussed current human rights issues in the context of combating the spread of coronavirus. In particular, the regional Commissioner noted that all necessary…
Annual Report on the activities of the High Commissioner is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Annual Report on the activities of the High Commissioner is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta

14 April 2020
On April 14, the Report on the activities of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2019 is published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "At the end of the calendar year, the Commissioner shall send a report on his activity to the President of the Russian Federation, to the Council of the Federation, and to the State Duma, the Government of the Russian…
10 April 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova shared with Zoran Pašalić Russian experience in combating pandemic

Tatiana Moskalkova shared with Zoran Pašalić Russian experience in combating pandemic

10 April 2020
On April 10, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova discussed with Protector of Citizens (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Serbia Zoran Pašalić current human rights issues via videoconference. During the conversation Tatiana Moskalkova noted the importance of ombudsmen cooperation in combating COVID-19. According to the Russian Ombudswoman, the effectiveness of anti-crisis measures taken by states…
Ombudswomen of Russia and Azerbaijan held videoconference

Ombudswomen of Russia and Azerbaijan held videoconference

10 April 2020
On April 10, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova and Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sabina Aliyeva held a conversation via videoconference. Tatiana Moskalkova and Sabina Aliyeva discussed a wide range of human rights issues, as well as prospects for cooperation. The parties paid special attention to the human rights…