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Amendments to law providing land plots to families with many children to be considered in Leningrad Region
On 29 June, after the second appeal made by Commissioner for Human Rights in Leningrad Region Sergei Shabanov, acting Governor of the region, Alexander Drozdenko, introduced the amendments to the law on free-of-charge provision of land plots to certain categories of citizens to be considered by the regional legislative assembly.
On 26 June, the 3rd International Summer School on Human Rights ends in Kazan. Having been organised at the Faculty of Law (Kazan Federal University), this summer event has been devoted to the actual issues of the protection of economic, social and cultural rights at the international, regional and national levels.
Provision of housing to servicemen and military retirees, pension and other benefits’ rates, medical support of ex-servicemen were among the most frequent issues the residents of Crimea complained about during the public office hours held on 24–25 June.
On 22 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Novosibirsk Region Nina Shalabaeva visited the Correctional Facility No. 2 of the General Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service (IK-2 GUFSIN) of Russia in Novosibirsk Region.
A prosecutor’s inspection conducted on request of Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov revealed a mass violation of labour rights upon closure of one of Laura car dealer’s sales centres.
On 19 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory Valeriy Rozov took part in the 16th Judicial Conference of Primorye Territory and spoke about coordination of activities aimed at protecting rights for effective judicial protection.
On 19 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Smolensk Region Alexander Kapustin and Chairman of the regional Civic Chamber Yuriy Synkin signed an agreement on cooperation in ensuring protection of civil and human rights and freedoms.
On 23 June, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region and Head of Sverdlovsk Region Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SKR) Valeriy Zadorin held office hours for public in Baykalovsk Municipal District.
On 23 June, the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office and the Office of the Russian Federation High Commissioner for Human Rights held joint office hours for public in Sevastopol.
On 16 June, Ekaterinburg hosted a roundtable discussion named ‘International Experience of Ombudsman’s Institute and Protection of Ecological Rights. Environmental Conflicts: Prevention and Resolution’.