18 August 2014

“No need to act as the militant anti-Russian political figures”

18 August 2014
On 18 August 2014, Russian Commissioner for Human Rights Ella Pamfilova appealed against the parliamentary initiative to deprive a Russian Mashina Vremeni band leader Andrey Makarevich of state awards for the performance in Ukraine.
16 August 2014

Working visit of the Commissioner to Crimea

16 August 2014
On 15 and 16 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova made a working visit to the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. In the course of the visit Ms Pamfilova met with Human Rights Commissioner in Crimea Lyudmila Lubina and representatives of social and human rights organisations in Crimea and Sevastopol. Key topics of the meetings were human rights situation in the region, citizenship, social and economic rights, formation of social and supervisory commissions, as well as development of proposals related to refugee issues in Crimea.
13 August 2014

90th anniversary of human rights activist Yuri Orlov

13 August 2014
On 13 August 2014, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova congratulated Yury Orlov, founder and the first chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), on his 90th anniversary.
12 August 2014

Working visit of the Commissioner to Astrakhan

12 August 2014
In the course of the visit Ella Pamfilova met with Astrakhan Region Governor Alexander Zhilkin. Later on Ms Pamfilova took part in the coordination meeting chaired by Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy Assistant Anatoly Safronov, where the participants, along with the regional commissioners, discussed pressing problems related to ensuring of human rights in the Southern Federal District. In addition, the Commissioner visited the temporary accommodation facilities provided to refugees from Ukraine, spoke to the migrants, and examined conditions of their accommodation.
11 August 2014

Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova addressed the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

11 August 2014
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova addressed the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovskaya with request to assist in localizing journalist Andrey Stenin gone missing in Ukraine. “We regret to address again to our colleague for help, on the occasions when such extraordinary situations happen with our journalists on the territory of Ukraine. We would like to hope that eventually all necessary conditions for the work of the Russian journalists will be created and, above all, their security will be ensured – in accordance with international regulations,” Ms Pamfilova said.

Commissioner’s representatives disproved tortures in Crimean SIZO

11 August 2014
In the end of July, officials from the Human Rights Commissioner Office in Russia examined SIZO-1 of the FPS of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and detected some violations in the prisoners’ confinement conditions. However, the violations were not connected with their alleged wish to keep Ukrainian citizenship.
07 August 2014

Meeting of the Russian Human Rights Commissioner with the International Red Cross delegates

07 August 2014
On 7 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova met with Deputy Head of the ICRC regional delegation in Russia, Belorussia, and Moldova Bruno Uskine and the Protection Coordinator of the ICRC’s regional delegation in Russia and Belorussia Alessia Bertelli.
04 August 2014

Human Rights Commissioner in Russia hails humanitarian passage route for 430 Ukrainian servicemen

04 August 2014
and appeals again to Ukrainian authorities to open humanitarian passage to evacuate ill children. Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova hails the creation of the humanitarian passage route for 430 Ukrainian servicemen and appeals again to the Ukrainian authorities to open secure passage routes for evacuation of ill children from Donetsk and Lugansk.
29 April 2014

How to improve efficiency of human rights protection in penitentiaries?

29 April 2014
The question became a key issue discussed on 23 April at the meeting of Russian human rights defenders chaired by Ella Pamfilova.
16 April 2014

Temporary identity card will contain passport number

16 April 2014
On the grounds of public appeals the Commissioner requested the Federal Migration Service to introduce into the temporary identity card the data on the passport being replaced or renewed. The authority responded positively and now the temporary card holders avoid a problems connected with the lack of passport data.