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Sverdlovsk Commissioner got elected Member of European Ombudsman Institute’s Board sixth time

22 September 2015

On 21 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region took part in the general meeting of the European Ombudsman Institute (EOI) held in Mainz, Germany.

The Commissioner acted for Russian members of the Board. "Russian ombudsmen are treated well. And the meeting was held in a welcoming environment," Ms Merzlyakova said.

As a result of the meeting a new President and board members of the EOI were elected for another term.

Tatiana Merzlyakova, being one of the most experienced human rights defenders in the EOI, was elected into the Board sixth time.

The European Ombudsman Institute is an authoritative organisation founded in 1982 as an academic community. In 1988 it received the status of an international public organisation. Its main objectives include promoting and developing the notion of ombudsman in Europe, supporting scientific research in the domain, facilitating national and international-level exchange of experience.

Ms Merzlyakova was admitted to the EOI in 2001. She has been a permanent Member of the EOI Board since 2006.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Sverdlovsk Region

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