02 April 2016

Hot September

02 April 2016
The Central Election Commission, ombudsmen and law enforcement are getting ready for the elections. The forthcoming elections for the State Duma in September would be the first where those electors who have no permanent registration in one or another region would get the voting right. It was announced by a CEC member, Maya Grishina, the day before during a seminar…
11 November 2015

Pamfilova believes the number of human rights NGOs in Russia is small

11 November 2015

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova believes there is a lack of human rights NGOs in Russia.

25 March 2015

Pamfilova helps Sentsov in confirming his Ukrainian citizenship

25 March 2015

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova helps director Oleg Sentsov, who had been detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks in Crimea, confirm his Ukrainian citizenship.

Ella Pamfilova noted a negative tendency to "restrictive legislation"

25 March 2015

25 March, Moscow. One of the principal negative tendencies in human rights in Russia is an incline to "restrictive legislation in  public-sensitive  spheres", Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova said on Wednesday at her press conference. According to her, at the same time progress in human rights has been observed in some spheres.

28 February 2015

Pamfilova called murder of Nemtsov “a shot in Russia’s back”

28 February 2015

Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova is shocked by the murder of the opposition member and former vice prime minister Boris Nemtsov.

04 February 2015

Putin introduced draft law on exclusion of NGOs from foreign agents’ registry to State Duma

04 February 2015

Moscow, 4 February — TASS. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin introduced a draft law on exclusion of NGOs from the foreign agents’ registry to the State Duma. The relevant information is given in the  e-database  of the lower chamber of the Parliament.

02 February 2015

Ella Pamfilova took part in the morning programme at the Echo of Moscow

02 February 2015

On 2 February, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova spoke on air of the Echo of Moscow radio station in the morning Spread programme. The Commissioner said she was ready to start investigating into the forced contracting with conscripts claimed by human rights organisations. However, these cases were by no means always connected with the military actions in Ukraine, Pamfilova said.

12 December 2014

Quietness of Commitment

12 December 2014
Next Sunday will mark the 25th year since died the renowned scientist and physicist, academician and the Noble prize laureate, whose outstanding scientific merits stepped back into the shadow of his courageous human rights activity in the late Soviet area. Resistance, exile to Gorky, and final return to social life (along with Solzhenitsyn) — to signify…
10 December 2014

"Human rights situation in Russia hasn’t grown worse," Pamfilova says

10 December 2014
Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova does not share the opinion that the human rights situation in Russia has grown worse. “I will never agree with the assertion that the situation has become much worse” Ms Pamfilova told Interfax on Friday.
20 October 2014

‘Prav?Da!’ – Ella Pamfilova doesn’t share the views of some members of the opposition, but she is against stifling dissent

20 October 2014
Is it really so that our society is divided into ‘patriots’ and ‘the fifth column’? And how many of such ‘columns’ is there at all? When will Russia stop speaking in apologizing tone when discussing human rights? What new things will be in the Commissioner’s report this year? Ella Pamfilova answered all these and other questions at the Business Lunch in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta editor’s office.