29 April 2016
Protection of rights of Baiakal water protection zone residents

Protection of rights of Baiakal water protection zone residents

29 April 2016

On 28 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). The ways to solve ecological and social problems of residents of the coastal area of Lake Baikal was the topic discussed. It was initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova.

Second legal marathon for elderly comes to end in Moscow

Second legal marathon for elderly comes to end in Moscow

29 April 2016

Three-day Legal Marathon for the Elderly prepared and conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia within the framework of 'The 50 Plus. All the Advantages of Advanced Years' federal project comes to an end on 29 April.

28 April 2016
Workshop for students of Master’s Programme

Workshop for students of Master’s Programme

28 April 2016

On 28 April, the second extended workshop for students of the master’s programme ‘International Protection of Human Rights’ was held at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia. The first meeting with future human rights defenders was conducted on 2 March.

27 April 2016
Sverdlovsk Commissioner presented special report on rights’ violations connected with complete overhaul

Sverdlovsk Commissioner presented special report on rights’ violations connected with complete overhaul

27 April 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova presented a special report on violations of citizens’ rights connected with complete repair of apartment buildings at a press conference on 25 April.

26 April 2016
Charity event to collect books for detainees held in Arkhangelsk Region

Charity event to collect books for detainees held in Arkhangelsk Region

26 April 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Region Lyubov Anisimova jointly with the Arkhangelsk Regional Unit of the All-Russian Public Movement ‘Mothers of Russia’ and the Lomonosov Central City Library held a charity event to collect books for persons in facilities of the Arkhangelsk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

25 April 2016
Pskov Commissioner participated in meeting on preparations for elections on single voting day

Pskov Commissioner participated in meeting on preparations for elections on single voting day

25 April 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov took part in a coordination meeting of the Election Commission of Pskov Region with heads of departments of federal bodies in Pskov Region and chairpersons of territorial election commissions in the region. The meeting was devoted to the issues of preparation and carrying out of the elections on the single election day on 18 September 2016.

22 April 2016
Protection of social rights of repressed persons

Protection of social rights of repressed persons

22 April 2016

On 21 April, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Ingushetia Dzhambulat Ozdoev and Director of the State Museum of GULAG History Roman Romanov were the programme’s guests. The release was devoted to protection of rights of citizens recognised as victims of political repressions.

Tomsk Human Rights Commissioner inspected detention conditions in police cells

22 April 2016

On 21 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in Toms Region Elena Kartashova jointly with Prosecutor of Kirovsky District Vladislav Shumikhin visited Police Unit No. 1 of the Tomsk Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to inspect conditions of detention of persons held in custody for administrative offences. Information on the findings will be provided to the Tomsk Department of the MIA of Russia and prosecutors.

21 April 2016
Dagestan NGOs and government authorities elaborated mechanisms of cooperation

Dagestan NGOs and government authorities elaborated mechanisms of cooperation

21 April 2016

On 19 April, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Dagestan Ummupazil Omarova participated in the conference of non-governmental organisations in Makhachkala. Following the conference results working mechanisms of cooperation between NGOs and government authorities were elaborated. They allow representatives of civil society to be rightful partners for authorities.

20 April 2016
Cooperation with GULAG History Museum

Cooperation with GULAG History Museum

20 April 2016

In April, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia held joint events with the State Museum of GULAG History. The events were devoted to human rights protection issues.