25 September 2014

Appointment of the new commissioner in Moscow appeared closed and swift

25 September 2014
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova expressed her regret that Tatyana Potyaeva had been appointed under no consultations with the human rights community. The Moscow Mayor, when introducing the candidacy of Ms Potyaeva, had not followed the example of the president who held multiple consultations with the human rights and expert communities before proposing a candidacy for the approval by the State Duma.

Public control over penitentiaries

25 September 2014

On 25 September, the conference 'Assistance to Independent and Effective Public Control over Penitentiaries in the Russian Federation: Summing Up the Three-Year Work and Preparing the Future' was held in Moscow.

24 September 2014

“Such atrocious, barbaric crimes must not go unpunished!”

24 September 2014
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia calls on international organisations to join the investigation of the slaughters in Donbass.
19 September 2014

Actual competitiveness of elections should be increased and better consideration of voters’ views sought

19 September 2014
This conclusion was made in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, in view of the early results of the human rights monitoring on the single election day.
16 September 2014

Amendments to use force against prisoners to damage Russia’s reputation

16 September 2014
The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation requests that the issue of amending the draft law on extension of grounds and changing the use of force and special means procedure in penal facilities be reviewed.
11 September 2014

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia comments on Moscow City Court decision about GOLOS Association

11 September 2014
On 11 September the Moscow City Court announced that it had not annulled its decision to consider the non-commercial organisation Golos as a foreign agent – the matter was only to recall the judgement to hold the NCO liable for administrative violations.
10 September 2014

Single Election Day monitoring

10 September 2014
On 14 September representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia will be monitoring law compliance during the elections in twenty regions, where the highest risk of infringements is expected.
09 September 2014

Association GOLOS struck off from foreign agents list

09 September 2014
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova supported the Moscow City Court decision to disclaim the GOLOS Association to have a foreign agent status.
05 September 2014

Minsk ceasefire agreement to save many lives in Ukraine

05 September 2014
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova commented on the ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk between Ukraine leaders and representatives of the “people’s republics” in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
04 September 2014

Russian Commissioner for Human Rights meets with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia

04 September 2014
On 4 September 2014, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia Rudiger von Fritsch held a working meeting.