05 July 2016
Participants in special operation in Syria received status of veterans

Participants in special operation in Syria received status of veterans

05 July 2016

On June 3, the President of the Russian Federation signed a law that gives the status of veterans to the Russian military personnel having participated in special operations in Syria. The proposal to elaborate and adopt such a law was made by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation on 1 October 2015, while in the Annual Report 2015 she suggested that the Government of the Russian Federation facilitated amending the Law On Veterans.

Law regulating debt collecting activity signed

05 July 2016

On 3 July, President Vladimir Putin signed the law that restricts activity of debt collectors and protects rights of debtors. The need to adopt such a law had been repeatedly voiced by High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation since 2014.

04 July 2016

Children returned to parents

04 July 2016

On 28 June, the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation received a letter of gratitude from a large family living in Belgorod Region. The interference of the High Commissioner contributed to the saving of the family: on 8 April, the Volokonovsky District Court cancelled restrictions of their parental rights.

29 June 2016

Mukhin’s lawyer given access to his client

29 June 2016

On 17 June, with support of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, the right of a journalist, Yuri Mukhin, to competent legal assistant was restored. Lawyer Alexei Chernyshev was given access to his client and the case on the rejection of the lawyer was closed by the Khamovnichesky District Court of Moscow.

Criminal case against swindler intitiated

29 June 2016

The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation initiated a  pre-investigation  check which resulted in a criminal case initiated under the article "Fraud" of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Actions of resident of Novodvinsk, who had deceived a disabled person and took possession of his apartment, are being investigated.

24 June 2016

Veteran of Great Patriotic War assigned and given long service pension

24 June 2016

With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, the right of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945), retired lieutenant colonel, to receive a long service pension. The required documents were processed; the veteran received all the money due and will further receive the superannuation.

03 June 2016

Right of convict to access to justice restored: criminal proceedings on unlawful sale of her apartment initiated

03 June 2016

With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia criminal proceedings related to an unlawful sale of the apartment of convict P. have been initiated. The above was reported in the official reply of the Prosecutor’s Office of Rostov Region to the request of the High Commissioner.

06 May 2016

High Commissioner secured justice for single picketer

06 May 2016

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of citizen M. to a fair trial.

26 April 2016
Administrative proceedings against motorist who refused to undergo medical examination terminated

Administrative proceedings against motorist who refused to undergo medical examination terminated

26 April 2016

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of citizen F. to a fair trial, the official reply received by the High Commissioner’s Office in April 2016 says. The administrative offence case of Mr F. was closed and previous judgements were overruled.

14 April 2016

Supreme Court forbade banks to assign indebtedness to debt collectors

14 April 2016

On 13 April, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation made a landmark ruling which in fact prohibits banks to pass the information on a loan of the debtor to debt collection agencies.