03 February 2015

Meeting with Ambassador of Ireland to Russia

03 February 2015

On 3 February, the meeting between Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova and Ambassador of Ireland to the Russian Federation Eoin O’Leary was held. The participants in the meeting discussed a number of international aspects of human rights protection and specific features of the human rights commissioner’s institute in Russia, as well as outlined the ways of cooperation in the human rights protection area.

02 February 2015

Commissioner calls attention to procedural defects in the Davydova case

02 February 2015

On 2 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova sent an official letter of appeal to Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov and Prosecutor General of Russia Yury Chayka with a request to consider changing the  pre-trial restrictions for Svetlana Davydova accused of treason.

30 January 2015

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia visited Nadezhda Savchenko

30 January 2015

On 30 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia visited the Medical Sanitary Unit No. 77 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (‘Matrosskaya Tishina’ remand centre in Moscow), where Nadezhda Savchenko was transferred to for her hunger strike.

Meeting with Ambassador of France to Russia

30 January 2015

On 30 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Ambassador of France to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert.

Pamfilova calls news she tried to persuade Savchenko to waive lawyers “utter nonsense”

Pamfilova calls news she tried to persuade Savchenko to waive lawyers “utter nonsense”

30 January 2015

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova disproved the information that she had been allegedly persuading Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to waive the lawyers.

28 January 2015

Ministry of Culture to take no part in Privalov’s apartment buildings fate

28 January 2015

On 27 January, the Russia’s Ministry of Culture replied to the appeal of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia regarding the demolition of the Privalov’s apartment buildings. The Ministry of Culture informed that the documents of the historic and cultural expert examination which had been re-submitted by the activists to protect the architectural complex were returned to the applicants.

23 January 2015

Again on Privalov’s historic apartment buildings

23 January 2015

On 23 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova sent official petitions to Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yury Chayka and Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin to "inspect implementation of the laws on protection of cultural heritage" during the initiated demolition of the Privalov’s apartment buildings.

19 January 2015

Ella Pamfilova appealed to Vladimir Medinsky with request to prevent demolishing Privalov’s apartment buildings

19 January 2015

On 19 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova appealed to Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky with a request to prevent destruction of Privalov’s apartment buildings.

16 January 2015
Ella Pamfilova expressed her condolences in relation to death of the Avetisyan family

Ella Pamfilova expressed her condolences in relation to death of the Avetisyan family

16 January 2015
On 16 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova sent a letter of condolences to Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia in relation to the death of the Avetisyan family. The Russian Commissioner underscored that "such a cynic crime must be thoroughly investigated and the guilty severely punished".

Reply of Russian Commissioner for Human Rights to the open letter of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

16 January 2015
On 16 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova replied to the Open Letter of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovskaya regarding arrangement of the meeting of Nadezhda Savchenko with her sister Vera Savchenko.