On 16 May, representatives of the High Commissioner’s for Human Rights Office participated in 48th special session of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. The session was dedicated to issues of voting rights ensuring and public participation in election process monitoring.
Director of the Department for Protection of Political Rights of the High Commissioner’s Office Irina Skupova told the audience about results of work on voting rights protection. For instance, in 2015 the High Commissioner’s Office representatives visited 17 Russian regions during regional election campaigns.
This work will assist to estimate the voting rights observance during the election campaign, analyse the problem aspects and elaborate proposals to improve the situation with political rights and liberties protection in the Russian Federation.