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On 11 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Saint Petersburg Alexander Shishlov, speaking at the meeting of the Commission on Election Rights of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights and the Human Rights Council of Saint Petersburg, underscored the current decrease in public confidence in elections.
On 12 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Buryatia Yulia Zhambalova met with Acting President of Buryat State University Nikolay Moshkin. The parties resolved to cooperate in human rights education and to found a joint human rights department at the university.
Tatyana Margolina: It is necessary to arrange a system of interdepartmental interaction to protect women from domestic violence
From year to year the number of "domestic" crimes in Perm region is growing. Over the past year more than 5,300 women and children suffered from the hands of family brawlers. Why there are so many victims of domestic violence and how to deal with them. Commissioner for Human Rights in Perm Region Tatyana Margolina along with other competent specialists expressed her opinion on the pages of The Arguments and Facts.
Commissioner for Human Rights in Primorye Territory Valeriy Rozov and Head of the regional General Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service Oleg Simchenkov signed a new Agreement on Basic Forms of Interaction and Cooperation for Implementation and Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms in the Penitentiary System.
Valeriy Lukin opposes airport facilities’ construction on the territory of political repressions’ victims memorial
Commissioner for Human Rights in Irkutsk Region Valeriy Lukin addressed the Ushakovskoye Municipal Division Duma referring to applications from citizens objecting to the local authorities’ decision to build a passenger hub and a runway of a new Irkutsk airport on the territory of the Pivovarikha Memorial Complex.
On 4 March the above conclusion was made by participants in the international conference that took place in Ekaterinburg with the assistance of the human rights commissioner in Sverdlovsk region.
On 5 March, in the course of the 9th session of the Nenets Autonomous Area’s Council of Deputies Alexander Belugin was appointed Commissioner for Human Rights in the area. He received 13 out of 18 deputies’ votes.
"I can say with certainty that the human rights commissioner’s institute in the Tatarstan Republic proved its high demand and consistency testified by the steady confidence level among residents of the republic", President of the Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov said.
The issue of appointing one of their colleagues to the human rights commissioner’s position in Nenets Autonomous Area is to be considered at the regular session of the Legislative Council of the area on Thursday.
Draft constitutional law amending procedure of work of regional human rights commissioners upheld by deputies in Kamchatka
At the 28th Session of the Legislative Council in Kamchatka Territory, the deputies upheld the draft constitutional law amending the procedure of work of regional human rights commissioners.