On 28 January, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region Natalia Kovaleva took part in the meeting of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Ivanovo Region. Natalia Kovaleva expressed her confidence in mutual and effective cooperation ahead of the upcoming Year of the Environment in 2017.
The Commissioner payed attention to the fact that the number of complaints from groups of people against violation of the right to healthy environment has increased in 2015. According to the Commissioner, the strengthening of supervisory and control powers of local authorities in the field of natural resources management as well as improving of legislation could change the current situation.
Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Ivanovo Region