On 9 August, as a part of the working visit to Tatarstan Tatiana Moskalkova met with representatives of public organisations of the republic. The meeting concerned main lines of cooperation between human rights defenders, authorities, the federal and regional human rights commissioners.
The parties to the meeting also discussed the issues of social support to vulnerable categories of citizens, public legal education of pensioners, healthcare and medical assessment for certification of a disability. In addition, they considered the migration policy and conditions of holding people in special temporary accommodation centres for foreign nationals (SUVSIGs), as well as the problem of rehabilitation of
Moreover, the peculiarities which applicants face when applying for a human rights grant were also discussed. The High Commissioner said that
Having spoken to the representatives of the local human rights community, Tatiana Moskalkova asked them to formulate all the proposals regarding the acute issues and promised to provide all possible assistance within the framework of her mandate.
"You have specified global issues; they cannot be solved at once, but we are going forward anyway. I would like to ask you to give me all the complaints, we will work to handle them… In my turn I will do everything possible to help people to solve both each concrete case, and the
Apart from the above, the participants in the meeting discussed the issues of human rights protection in criminal proceedings. In particular, they spoke about the need to develop a system of
On 9 August, the High Commissioner also met with Director of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Asgat Safarov and Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan Ilgis Gilazov. The parties discussed the human rights situation in the republic and outlined prospective lines of cooperation in protection of human rights and freedoms of citizens. Special attention was paid to the issue of removal of individual residential objects.
In addition, the High Commissioner met with representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan. They jointly visited a temporary holding facility (IVS) to inspect the situation. Tatiana Moskalkova spoke with people held in the IVS and promised to assist in solving their issues within the framework of their mandate.