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On 15–16 June, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova took part in the 29th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which discussed such matters as protection of rights of displaced persons, migrants, and gender equality issues.
Coordination Council, Director of FPS and Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court discussed prisoners’ rights protection and social adaptation problems
On 4–5 June, a meeting of the Coordination Council of Commissioners for Human Rights in Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation took place in Moscow. The meeting was co-chaired by High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova and Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint-Petersburg Alexander Shishlov.
High Commissioner warns against mass human rights violations if draft law on legal regulation of use of force by penitentiary staff is to be adopted
On 3 June, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova addressed Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergei Naryshkin with a request to speak to the deputies of the Lower House of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, to persuade them to withdraw draft law № 802242–6, since its adoption could lead to severe or mass violations of human rights.
On 3 June, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova presented her annual Activity Report 2014 to the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Valeriya Lutkovska visited Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev following Ella Pamfilova’s request
This was stated in the official letter of reply from Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska regarding human rights protection of two Russian nationals – Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev.
On 28 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova visited Lefortovo pre-trial detention centre (SIZO No. 2, the FPS of Russia) in Moscow.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova, members of the Commissioner’s Office, officials of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Deputy of the State Duma Alexander Khinshtein, and an independent expert Natalia Khutorskaya discussed a range of problems connected with the issues of re-socialisation and labour rehabilitation of convicts.
On 27 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with ambassadors of Estonia, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Finland, and temporary chargés d’affaires for Belgium and France.
On 25 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova held a working meeting with OHCHR Senior Human Rights Adviser in Russia Ryszard Komenda and Adviser of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Russian Federation Rashid Aluash.
On 25 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova held a set of meetings with human rights organisations. The discussion arisen was related to implementation of certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation aimed at protecting children from information advocating for a denial of traditional family values.