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On 1 October, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova took part in a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights chaired by President Vladimir Putin.
On 24 September, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova spoke at the parliament hearings in the State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, Nature Management and Environmental Protection on the subject of ‘Pressing Problems of Legal Regulation, Recreation, Tourism Development, Forest Retreats, and Ensuring Public Access to Forest Use’.
Ella Pamfilova’s response to statement by Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovska
I would like to express my bewilderment in connection with the statement that was made by Ms Lutkovska in Warsaw and that contradicted to the facts.
On 23 September, the judging panel announced the sculptor Georgy Frangulyan’s project 'The Wall of Grief' to be the winner of the contest in creating a monument to victims of political repressions.
On 16 September, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova made a working visit to the Kabardino-Balkar Republic.
On 9 September, High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova took part in the meeting held by the Central Election Commission chaired by Vladimir Churov. During the video conference regional election commissions and human rights commissioners discussed the readiness of the election commissions to the Single Election Day which will be held on 13 September 2015.
On 4 September, an international roundtable chaired by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova took part in Volgograd.
Coordination Council meeting of human rights commissioners in Southern Federal District held in Volgograd
On 3 September, a Coordination Council meeting of human rights commissioners in the Southern Federal District (SFD) headed by Ella Pamfilova was held in Volgograd.
Nine were injured and four died in fire in Pre-Trial Detention Centre No. 1 of the Ulyanovsk Region Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia on 29 August 2015. It is the matter of great concern since such fundamental human rights as the right to life and right to health have been violated.
As a result of the inspection of Military Unit No. 71211 in Kostroma, initiated by the High Commissioner, some violations of the guard service managing and stress resistance testing of servicemen before their going on watch were found out.