24 December 2015
Year review. Press conference of High Commissioner for Human Rights

Year review. Press conference of High Commissioner for Human Rights

24 December 2015

On 24 December, a press conference of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova was held. The High Commissioner spoke about the main directions of activity and results of work in 2015, and answered journalists’ questions.

Presidential Council’s for Civil Society and Human Rights Presidium meeting

24 December 2015

On 24 December, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova took part in the Presidential Council’s for Civil Society and Human Rights Presidium meeting featuring Vyacheslav Volodin, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia. 

10 December 2015
Meeting with Russian Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova

Meeting with Russian Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova

10 December 2015

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova to discuss the results of the work by the Commissioner and its regional representatives. Ms Pamfilova briefed the President on the issues that citizens raise especially frequently.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ms Pamfilova, it has been a year since you have assumed the post of Human Rights Commissioner.

10th anniversary ‘Hasten to Do Good’ medal ceremony held in Moscow

10 December 2015

On 10 December, the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia’s 10th anniversary ‘Hasten to Do Good’ medal ceremony was held in Moscow. The event was timed to coincide with Human Rights Day.

09 December 2015
Joint meeting of Russian commissioners

Joint meeting of Russian commissioners

09 December 2015

From 8 to 9 December, a joint meeting of Russian commissioners moderated by High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova took place in Moscow.

07 December 2015
Session of Coordination Council of Russian Commissioners for Human Rights

Session of Coordination Council of Russian Commissioners for Human Rights

07 December 2015

On 7 December, a session of the Coordination Council of Russian Commissioners for Human Rights chaired by High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova was held in Moscow.

30 November 2015
Russian servicemen sent to Syria can be given status of veterans of military operations

Russian servicemen sent to Syria can be given status of veterans of military operations

30 November 2015

On 27 November, President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered the Cabinet of Ministers to consider the issue of awarding the status of veterans of military operations to the Russian servicemen participating in the military operation in Syria. The order was based on the appeal of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova.

27 November 2015
Ella Pamfilova calls on MPs to consider her proposals in second reading of draft law on use of force against prisoners

Ella Pamfilova calls on MPs to consider her proposals in second reading of draft law on use of force against prisoners

27 November 2015

"The practice of beating of prisoners, continuing in the national penitentiary system and frequently resulting in violation of the fundamental human right — the right to life — raises a serious concern.

Investigative Committee of Russia extended term of consideration of High Commissioner’s appeal regarding Oleg Kashin’s case

Investigative Committee of Russia extended term of consideration of High Commissioner’s appeal regarding Oleg Kashin’s case

27 November 2015

Following the need to conduct an additional examination, the term of consideration has been extended, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported in the official reply to the appeal of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova.

Yevgeny Vitishko’s protest hunger strike

27 November 2015

Ella Pamfilova has expressed her hope that the Tambov Region Court will promptly clarify its decision to allow Yevgeny Vitishko to be released from prison as soon as possible.