16 August 2016

Commissioner in Irkutsk Region addressed Government to protect interests of public services consumers

16 August 2016
The Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region has sent a request to Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Valeriy Lukin suggests amending the legislation which regulates provision of housing and utility services. According to the Commissioner, the current legislation is not balanced, which leads to abuses by providers.
15 August 2016
Board meeting of Asian Ombudsman Association held in Kazan

Board meeting of Asian Ombudsman Association held in Kazan

15 August 2016
From 9 to 12 August, a board meeting of the Asian Ombudsman Association took place in the Republic of Tatarstan. President of the Republic Rustam Minnikhanov and local Commissioner for Human Rights Saria Saburskaya hosted High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova, President of the Asian Ombudsman Association Salman Faruqui and ombudsmen from the…
12 August 2016
Commissioner in Chelyabinsk Region calls on to ban microfinance companies

Commissioner in Chelyabinsk Region calls on to ban microfinance companies

12 August 2016

On 11 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). It was devoted to the protection rights of citizens who suffered from microfinance companies. Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova has initiated the discussion. 

Apartment granted to participant in Great Patriotic War residing in Novosibirsk Region

12 August 2016
On 10 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva congratulated a Great Patriotic War (1941–1945) veteran, a disabled person of the 2nd group residing in Toguchin, on receiving a new home. The old lady was given an apartment after the Commissioner had addressed the Prosecutor’s Office of Novosibirsk Region. Earlier, the lady was refused to be included in the list of the…
10 August 2016

Commissioner in Tomsk Region helped pensioner to recover holiday compensation

10 August 2016

Rights of a northern village resident to compensation for expenses incurred while travelling to the place of his holiday have been protected through legal proceedings. The pensioner of the village of Parabel has been reimbursed for travelling costs after interference of Commissioner for Human Rights in Tomsk Region Elena Kartashova.

09 August 2016

Krasnoyarsk Commissioner made utility company paint over Nazi graffiti

09 August 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Krasnoyarsk Region Mark Denisov initiated elimination of abusive symbols on one of the buildings. Following the Prosecutor’s inspection requested by the Commissioner, the director of the local utility company was warned against violation of the anti-extremism  law.

Patients with heart pacemakers to be given opportunity to avoid passing through metal detectors

Patients with heart pacemakers to be given opportunity to avoid passing through metal detectors

09 August 2016

The Sukhanov Federal Center of Cardiovascular Surgery in Perm will buy new heart pacemakers complemented with a universal electronic card. The card containing the patient’s and pacemaker’s data will allow its holder to pass by metal detector frames. The proposal to provide all patients with heart pacemakers with such a card was intitiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Perm Territory Tatiana Margolina.

08 August 2016
Irkutsk Commissioner requested Prosecutor to take measures regarding mass violations of rights of people held in temporary holding facilities

Irkutsk Commissioner requested Prosecutor to take measures regarding mass violations of rights of people held in temporary holding facilities

08 August 2016

On 5 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin visited temporary holding facilities of the  Ekhirit-Bulagatsky  Interdistrict Unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Bayanday Village to inspect conditions of detention of suspects and accused persons. In view of the failures found out during the inspection the Commissioner requested the Prosecutor of Irkutsk Region to take adequate measures.

05 August 2016

About rights of disabled in Ulyanovsk Region

05 August 2016

On 3 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina took part in the First Open Public Prosecution Forum in Ulyanovsk Region. The problems of statutory compliance in the field of social protection of disabled people were considered as part of the forum’s second module.

Citizens’ rights to housing and utility services

Citizens’ rights to housing and utility services

05 August 2016

On 4 July, a live broadcast of the regular programme ‘Human Rights’ took place on the Public Television of Russia. It was devoted to public legal education in the housing and utility services field, which is not quite popular with national broadcasters. The programme’s guest was Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina who believes that nowadays each owner should possess at least some minimum of legal knowledge.