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.

09 June 2016
Meeting with participants to UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme

Meeting with participants to UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme

09 June 2016

On 9 June, staff members of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia held a regular meeting with participants to the UN Russian Speaking Indigenous Fellowship Programme. This year the Office hosted guests from the Association of Indigenous people of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation, selected by the OHCHR.

Chelyabinsk hosted sport event for children with intellectual disabilities

09 June 2016

On 8 June, a large sport event the Young Athlete of the Special Olympics of Russia for children with intellectual disabilities took place in Chelyabinsk. More than a hundred people participated in the event. The event happened largely thanks to Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region.

Book for Everyone: convicts in Ulyanovsk Region given opportunity to read more

Book for Everyone: convicts in Ulyanovsk Region given opportunity to read more

09 June 2016

On 6 June, the library of Correctional Colony No. 9 pf the Ulyanovsk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia received more than a thousand and a half books, mainly classical literature. The books have been granted to the colony within the charity project called A Book for Everyone.

08 June 2016

Novosibirsk and Tomsk prepare for elections

08 June 2016

On 7 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva and member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Alexander Brod discussed the issues of election campaign monitoring.

Commissioner in Leningrad Region asks Prime Minister to bring back elevators to people

Commissioner in Leningrad Region asks Prime Minister to bring back elevators to people

08 June 2016

On 25 May, Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergey Shabanov petitioned Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev to remove the gaps in the legislature that stopped elevators in apartment buildings.

07 June 2016
Sverdlovsk Commissioner awarded for contribution to indigenous people’s lifestyle protection

Sverdlovsk Commissioner awarded for contribution to indigenous people’s lifestyle protection

07 June 2016

The Association of Indigenous People of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation awarded Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Merzlyakova with the public medal ‘For Fidelity to the North’. It was given for the great contribution to the development of the movement of indigenous people of the North, Siberia and Far East, the protection of their rights, natural habitat, traditional lifestyle and crafts.

Irkutsk Commissioner reports on unlawful arrest of more than hundred people

Irkutsk Commissioner reports on unlawful arrest of more than hundred people

07 June 2016

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region reports that an unlawful arrest of more than a hundred people has been revealed in Irkutsk. Valeriy Lukin has already petitioned the Prosecutor’s Office of the region.

06 June 2016

Struggle against utility services organization succeeded in Nizhny Novgorod Region

06 June 2016

Commissioner for Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod Region Nadezhda Otdelkina assisted in solving the problem with water supply.