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On 24 September, the draft law On Introducing Amendments to the Bryansk Region Law on Commissioner for Human Rights in Bryansk Region was adopted in the first reading of the Bryansk Region Duma’s session.
On 27 August 2015, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova received a letter of gratitude from a resident of Ufa City for assistance rendered by Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Bashkortostan Rim Kayumov in resolving a housing problem of the applicant.
On 24 September, a regular 3rd Regional Human Rights Protection Forum, organised by Commissioner for Human Rights in Tula Region Galina Fomina, took place in Tula City. The event was devoted to legal education as a factor of legal consciousness and a guarantee of human rights protection in Tula Region.
On 25 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Kamchatka Territory Irina Orlova met with Representative of the UNHCR in the Russian Federation Baisa Vak-Voya.
On 23 September, with assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Saria Saburskaya a roundtable on financial awareness was held in Kazan.
Ms Nadezhda Otdelkina, having previously been Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Nizhniy Novgorod, has become Commissioner for Human Rights in the region. Her candidature was approved by deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Nizhniy Novgorod Region on Thursday.
On 22 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in Kamchatka Territory Irina Orlova visited Correctional Facility No. 5 of the Kamchatka Territory Directorate, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
On 22 September, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexey Efimov met with the delegation of the UNHCR Representation in the Russian Federation.
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.
With assistance of Commissioner for Human Rights in Penza Region Elena Rogova, a medical centre was opened in a local settlement of Zheleznodorozhny District.