22 June 2016

Country house of Penza resident reconnected to power supply

22 June 2016

With the assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, power supply has been restored in the country house of a disabled resident of Penza. The chairman of gardeners' association, who had illegally cut off the electricity in the country house, was held liable for the administrative offence.

21 June 2016

Parliamentarians and commissioners discussed protection of indigenous minorities

21 June 2016

On 14–17 June, the XII Conference of the Arctic Region Parliamentarians took place in  Ulan-Ude . A representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Chief of Forward Planning and Preparation of Reports Section Marina Stepanova took part in the conference. She made a presentation on the topic ‘Protection of rights of indigenous minorities as one of the lines of the High Commissioner’s activity’.

20 June 2016
Anatoly Chadov reelected as Commissioner for Human Rights in Orenburg Region

Anatoly Chadov reelected as Commissioner for Human Rights in Orenburg Region

20 June 2016

On 20 June, members of the Legislative Assembly of Orenburg Region  re-elected  Anatoly Chadov as the regional Commissioner for Human Rights.

16 June 2016

Kaluga Region Commissioner assisted refugees

16 June 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Kaluga Region Yuriy Zelnikov visited a temporary accommodation centre for refugees from Ukraine located in the Berezichskaya Social Hotel, the branch of the Kaluga Region State Autonomous Facility "Centre of  Post Boarding School  Assistance ‘Spread your wings!’". Yuriy Zelnikov clarified for the refugees how to acquire Russian citizenship, explained some employment and social benefits issues.

15 June 2016

Public observation over Uniform State Exam in Ekaterinburg

15 June 2016

A representative of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region attended three leaving examinations in Ekaterinburg in the capacity of a public observer. There were no violation of children’s rights, but Natalia Ulyanova is concerned about episodes of excessive control.

Ecological situation in Leningrad region improved

15 June 2016

Thanks to the help of Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov, a breeding factory has been punished for illegal disposal of manure. The Krasnoarmeisky Breeding Factory, CJSC was fined and obliged to utilise wastes of cattle.

14 June 2016

More than 100 people given free legal advice in Saratov

14 June 2016

On June 10, an open event for free legal assistance took place in Saratov upon an initiative of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saratov Region Tatiana Zhurik. Representatives of 15 different authorities participated in the event.

Moscow Region Commissioner held open office hours for public in Ruza

Moscow Region Commissioner held open office hours for public in Ruza

14 June 2016

On 9 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow Region Ekaterina Semyonova held open office hours for the public in Ruza municipal district. Representatives of the district administration, law enforcement bodies, prosecutor’s office and other officials took part in the event.

10 June 2016
Free legal aid in Russia: myth or reality?

Free legal aid in Russia: myth or reality?

10 June 2016
Almost five years have passed since the Federal Law On Free Legal Aid in the Russian Federation aimed at creating conditions to ensure disadvantaged and other vulnerable citizens with qualified free legal assistance entered into force. However, amid the public and experts there are still discussions about the nature of such aid, and who, when…

Procedure for reception of extra packages by convicts in Ivanovo Region to be eased

10 June 2016

On 7 June, a working meeting to determine the procedure according to which convicts could receive additional packages for medical reasons took place in the Ivanovo Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. The participants in the meeting initiated by Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovalyova held that these procedures should be made easier.