26 August 2016
About free legal assistance system

About free legal assistance system

26 August 2016

On 25 August, a regular release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme was aired on the Public Television of Russia channel (OTR). This time it focused on the development of the free legal assistance system in Russian regions. The  high-quality  voluntary legal aid is especially important in the current rough social and economic circumstances.

25 August 2016

Ivanovo Commissioner submitted requests to protect rights of people awaiting deportation

25 August 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva takes measures to facilitate departure of migrants awaiting deportation. People cannot get home, since the federal budget funds allocated for transportation have been exhausted.

24 August 2016

Elections observers’ ethics code presented in Pskov

24 August 2016

On 22 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Pskov Region Dmitry Shakhov and Chairman of the Pskov Electoral Commission Nikolai Tsvetkov presented the Ethics Code of Election Observers.

23 August 2016
Commissioners in Tula Region and Moscow to cooperate in human rights protection

Commissioners in Tula Region and Moscow to cooperate in human rights protection

23 August 2016

On 19–20 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina met with Commissioner for Human Rights in the city of Moscow Tatiana Potyaeva.

22 August 2016

Orphaned girl given apartment in Saint Petersburg

22 August 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov has protected the housing rights of a girl left without parental care. The orphan will move into a new apartment after ownership of the apartment from the specialised housing fund is registered.

18 August 2016
Legal Aid Day held in penal colony No. 2 in Tatarstan

Legal Aid Day held in penal colony No. 2 in Tatarstan

18 August 2016

On 17 August, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya jointly with the Republic of Tatarstan Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia held Legal Aid Day in penal colony No. 2.

17 August 2016
Disabled man in Penza Region to be given citizenship and passport

Disabled man in Penza Region to be given citizenship and passport

17 August 2016

As a result of the measures taken by Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, a disabled person having neither a citizenship nor a permanent residence will be finally given Russian citizenship and a passport. Moreover, the possibility that the man will be taken to a relevant social support centre is being considered currently.

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.