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On December 20, a helpline and online consultations for women who found themselves in a difficult life situation began to work in St. Petersburg.
On December 20, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Chelyabinsk Region Margarita Pavlova and Chairperson of the State Committee for Civil Registry Affairs of the region Lyudmila Roerich signed an agreement on cooperation.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin received an appeal from Citizen S. who complained about the eviction from the accommodation which she and her grandmother moved into in 2011 with the agreement of the Irkutsk administration, but without the necessary documents. At that time they occupied the controversial residential premises as fire victims: in 2003 their house burned down, and in 2004 the family was given only a room as a temporary living place. However, in 2017 the Irkutsk administration put forward a demand to S. and her family for eviction from the occupied apartment without providing other housing.
On the eve of the International Human Rights Day, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan Farid Mukhametshin met with public assistants of the regional Commissioner, representatives of human rights organizations, scientists and experts.
On December 11, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Chuvash Republic Nadezhda Prokopyeva held a lesson on human rights for students on the theme «Implementation of the State Policy in the Protection of Human Rights» as part of the celebration of the International Human Rights Day.
On December 7, on the eve of the International Human Rights Day the winners of the annual regional contest of research and creative works of students «Human Rights in the Modern World» took place in Vologda.