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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.
Commissioner's Opinion on Federal Law No.129-FZ as of 23 May 2015 'On Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the RF'
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova is seriously concerned about the correspondence of the Federal Law No. 129-FZ as of 23 May 2015 On Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
On 21 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with representatives of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) .
First meeting of expert council of contest for development of monument to victims of political repressions
On 20 May, the State Museum of GULAG History hosted the first meeting of the Expert Council of the contest for development of a concept of an architectural and sculptural composition ‘Monument to Victims of Political Repressions’.
Ella Pamfilova took part in the conference on labour rights protection mechanisms development in Russia
On 20 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova took part in the plenary meeting at the international conference ‘Labour Rights Under Crisis Circumstances: Trade Unions’ and Society Challenges and Strategies’.
On 20 May, a "government hour" meeting with participation of Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova was held at the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The Commissioner presented her report to the parliament about result of work in 2014.
Representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia carried out a site inspection at correctional treatment centres No. 3 ( LIU-3 ) and No. 10 ( LIU-10 ) in Nizhny Novgorod region. The inspection revealed a number of violations of custody conditions in LIU-3.
On 15 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova met with Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia Pierre Helg, and Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland, Patric Franzen.
Inspection is being held at correctional facility in Republic of Bashkortostan by Commissioner’s order
On 14 May, representatives of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia were sent to Salavat, the Republic of Bashkortostan, to inspect the maximum security penal colony No. 2.
Media reports as of 6 May on riots in correctional treatment centre No. 3 (LIU-3) in Nizhny Novgorod region led to the site inspection. According to the media reports, an emergency situation occurred in the penal colony.