25 March 2015

Amendments to law on human rights commissioner adopted by State Duma in second reading

25 March 2015

On 25 March, the State Duma adopted a package of amendments significantly extending powers of human rights commissioners at the federal and regional levels in the second reading. The amendments imply changing the Federal Constitutional Law On the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and a range of others.

A year as the Commissioner. Preliminary results

A year as the Commissioner. Preliminary results

25 March 2015

On 25 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova, who has been in the office since 18 March 2014, held a press conference.

14 March 2015

Ukrainian doctors visited Nadezhda Savchenko

14 March 2015

On 14 March, Ukrainian doctors visited Nadezhda Savchenko. The doctors’ consultation was held from 1:00 pm till 3:50 pm. A representative of the Human Rights Commissioner in Russia and Savchenko’s regular physicians were also present at the medical examination. In total, the visit lasted for more than five hours.

Human Rights Commissioner in Russia takes full responsibility for delay in admission of doctors to Savchenko

Human Rights Commissioner in Russia takes full responsibility for delay in admission of doctors to Savchenko

14 March 2015

On 14 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova has announced she takes full responsibility for the delay in admission of Ukrainian doctors to Nadezhda Savchenko.

13 March 2015

No one is more interested in solving Nemtsov’s murder than Russia

13 March 2015

On 13 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova has called the European Parliament’s resolution to investigate into the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov  short-sighted, meaning that instead of seeking for dialogue opportunities the EU colleagues are carried away by a  "witch-hunt" . No one is more interested in the politically motivated crime solving than Russia, and the country has enough strength and opportunities for that, the Commissioner underlined.

Representative of Human Rights Commissioner in Russia took part in UN Human Rights Council’s work

13 March 2015

On 12–13 March, Head of Chancery of the Russian Human Rights Commissioner’s Office Vladimir Grachev took part in the 28th annual session of the International Coordinating Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) in Geneva.

11 March 2015
Meeting with representatives of foreign countries

Meeting with representatives of foreign countries

11 March 2015

On 11 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova met with the Head of the EU Delegation to Russia, as well as with ambassadors and representatives of 27 countries: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and USA.

20 February 2015

Amendments to law on human rights commissioner adopted by State Duma in first reading

20 February 2015

On 20 February, the State Duma has adopted a package of amendments significantly extending powers of  human rights commissioners at the federal and regional levels. 

17 February 2015

Pamfilova concerns over dragging out hospitalisation of seriously ill child

17 February 2015

Back on 12 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova sent a telegram to Minister of Healthcare of Russia Veronika Skvortsova with a request to assist in facilitating urgent hospitalisation of a child Yaroslav M.

Medical specialists from Germany examined Nadezhda Savchenko

17 February 2015

On 16 February, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia assisted German specialists in carrying out medical examination of the Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko. The German doctors assessed the health status of Ms Savchenko as satisfactory.