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On 1 March, the first meeting of a two-day seminar and conference on the protection of the electoral rights, attended by regional commissioners for human rights, took place in Moscow. It was chaired by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova.
On 29 February, High Commissioner for Human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova expressed her condolences in connection with a series of blasts at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta.
On 29 February, the federal law on the extension until 1 March 2017 of free privatisation of the
Ella Pamfilova requested to extend period of temporary accommodation of Ukrainian citizens in Russia
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted an official petition to Prime Minister of the Russian Federation requesting to extend a period of temporary accommodation of certain categories of Ukrainian citizens in the territory of Russia until 31 December 2016.
High Commissioner calls on to ensure right of former conscripts to treatment in medical centres of Ministry of Defence
On 19 February, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova submitted requests to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defence Vladimir Komoedov to protect right of former conscripts, who resigned due to an injury or disease suffered while on duty, to medical examination and treatment in military medical centres.
High Commissioner appreciates Constitutional Court’s ruling that depriving women of right to jury trial fails to comply with Constitution
High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova has appreciated the Constitutional Court’s judgment passed on 25 February that depriving women accused on criminal charges of the right to a jury trial fails to comply with the Constitution.
On 18 February, the Kurgan City Court ruled to impose house arrest on a Serbian officer, Ratko Samac, having considered the health condition of the latter.
On 19 February, Ella Pamfilova petitioned the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Public and Religious Organisations, Yaroslav Nilov, to refine the draft federal law On Amendments to Article 2 of the Federal Law ‘On Assemblies, Rallies, Demonstrations, Processions, and Picketing’.
President instructed Government to optimise cadastral assessment of lands jointly with High Commissioner
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia and the Prime Minister will prepare joint proposals for improving the mechanism of assessment of the state cadastral value of land parcels and submit them to the President by 1 October 2016. The President gave corresponding instructions taking into account the petition submitted by the High Commissioner earlier.
On 16 February, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, having considered the petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia in protection of the constitutional rights of a Nigerian citizen, Hudson Uwangue, ruled to review the judgment according to which the latter was held liable for an administrative offence.