04 August 2016

Joint inspection of local Commissioner and Head of Election Commission to be conducted in Sverdlovsk Region

04 August 2016

On 8 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region and the Head of the local Election Commission will jointly visit the city of Novouralsk to investigate registered election process violations.

Commissioner in Republic of Buryatia stopped closure of fire stations

Commissioner in Republic of Buryatia stopped closure of fire stations

04 August 2016

The government of the Republic of Buryatia has considered the proposal of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova and has taken measures to save the existing grouping of the State Firefighting Service. The reductions of the fire departments planned before are now not going to take place.

03 August 2016

‘Citizen and Police’ project to be implemented in Saint Petersburg

03 August 2016

On 3 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov held a working meeting with representatives of the Russian MIA’s General Department for Staint Petersburg and Leningrad Region and representatives of social organizations. The meeting was devoted to the matters of implementation of ‘The Citizen and Police’ project aimed at social monitoring of the law enforcement agencies’ activity.

Monitoring of petitions to Commissioner in Saratov Region

03 August 2016

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region published the results of monitoring of the citizens’ petitions in the first half of 2016. In total, the Commissioner received 1,494 petitions.

02 August 2016
Wheelchair-bound persons to receive opportunity to travel by Circum-Baikal Railway

Wheelchair-bound persons to receive opportunity to travel by Circum-Baikal Railway

02 August 2016

10 platforms equipped with ramps are to be constructed on the Circum-Baikal Railway in 2018. The railway’s infrastructure is planned to be adapted for persons with mobility impairments. The above was reported by the Deputy Head of the Railway in his letter to Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin.

New ‘law on elevators’ to be elaborated following initiative of Leningrad Region Commissioner

02 August 2016

Chairman of the Government of Russia Dmitry Medvedev approved the initiative of Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov. Following the instruction of the Prime Minister, the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service begins to elaborate a new draft resolution of the Russian Government. The resolution will establish the procedure and criteria for accreditation of organisations estimating the compliance of elevators which have already served their term with the current requirements.

01 August 2016

Experience of summer camps for children with developmental disabilities in Chelyabinsk Region

01 August 2016

In July 2016, two sessions for children with autism and other developmental disorders were held within the framework of the programme ‘Special Families. Unlimited Life’ with assistance of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region.

Human rights commissioners open hotlines to ensure electoral rights

01 August 2016

Since the end of July 2016, commissioners for human rights in a number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation with assistance of local election commissions open hotlines to protect the Russian citizens’ electoral rights. Such hotlines will help to ensure the transparency of election process and to respond efficiently to the violations.

29 July 2016
Observance of citizens’ electoral rights

Observance of citizens’ electoral rights

29 July 2016

On 28 July, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme dedicated to the electoral rights was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR).

27 July 2016
School of Legal Knowledge classes for Roma held in Tula Region

School of Legal Knowledge classes for Roma held in Tula Region

27 July 2016

On July 26, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina held the first School of Legal Knowledge open seminar in Kosaya Gora village where Roma reside. The representatives of Tula Region Administration and law enforcement agencies took part in the meeting.