01 March 2018
Closing remarks at the 19th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Closing remarks at the 19th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

01 March 2018

On February 28 the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation made closing remarks at the 19th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva.

26 February 2018
Statement by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova on the Decision of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia

Statement by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova on the Decision of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia

26 February 2018
I express my extreme concern over the initiative brought forward by the commission of the Saeima and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia to introduce Latvian as the language of instruction in all schools of national minorities. The initiative received support on the part of the members of the Latvian parliament, which created condition for violation of national minorities’ cultural and…
21 February 2018
High Commissioner’s working visit to Geneva

High Commissioner’s working visit to Geneva

21 February 2018

On February 21, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova arrived on a working visit to Geneva.

20 February 2018
Congratulations of High Commissioner on the Day of Social Justice

Congratulations of High Commissioner on the Day of Social Justice

20 February 2018
Dear friends! Today the world celebrates the Day of Social Justice, proclaimed by the United Nations in 2009. Social justice is the base for peaceful and safe community at the national and global level. The Constitution of the Russian Federation proclaims the principles of social justice, eliminating barriers to gender, age, race, ethnicity or religion, culture. In the current context…
19 February 2018
High Commissioner addressed Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons of the USA Ministry of Justice to protect the rights of Konstantin Yaroshenko

High Commissioner addressed Director of Federal Bureau of Prisons of the USA Ministry of Justice to protect the rights of Konstantin Yaroshenko

19 February 2018

On February 19, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova sent a letter to Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons of the Ministry of Justice of the USA Mark S. Inch on the issue of protection of rights of the Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko.

13 February 2018
Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry

Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry

13 February 2018

The Charity Commission is to begin an investigation into Oxfam’s handling of a sex scandal in which staff hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.

01 February 2018
High Commissioner will submit an Alternative Report on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the UN Committee

High Commissioner will submit an Alternative Report on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the UN Committee

01 February 2018

On January 31, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova sent her Alternative Report on the compliance with the UN Convention obligations related to the rights of persons with disabilities for consideration by the UN Committee.

11 January 2018
Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect 'foundations for life' on Earth

11 January 2018

Two United Nations agencies are teaming up in a major new initiative taking on the herculean task of combatting environmental health risks, which claim an estimated 12.6 million lives a year.

25 December 2017
Is this a college or a jail? Denmark opens the world's 'most humane' maximum security prison designed to teach prisoners to change their ways

Is this a college or a jail? Denmark opens the world's 'most humane' maximum security prison designed to teach prisoners to change their ways

25 December 2017

The architect behind the 'most humane' maximum security prison in the world has said his luxury lock-up — which features spacious bedrooms, grass lawns and modern kitchens — is designed to lower re-offending rates.

13 December 2017
UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

UN Assembly calls on Member States to ‘accelerate progress’ on goal of universal health coverage

13 December 2017

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater efforts on the part of its Member States to ensure universal health coverage, and designated 12 December as International Universal Health Coverage Day.