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A year after reunion of Crimea with Russia, the human rights situation in the region is still worse than as compared to that one in the country in total, but changes for the better are obvious. In an interview for Interfax journalist Dmitry Zhmutsky, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Crimea Lyudmila Lubina told about observation of the rights of the Crimeans who refused from Russian citizenship, the ones who came back from deportation, and those who serve sentence in the republic.
On 3 April, an annual round table entitled ‘The Problems of Professional Education of Lawyers’ took place at Kutafin Moscow State Law University in the framework of the 9th Legal Career Day Exhibition and Forum.
People with disabilities are to defend their right to unhindered access to a suburban railway station. The application has been supported by Commissioner for Human Rights in Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Sevastyanov, while the regional transport prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit against the new station in Chelyabinsk.
On 25 March, a round table entitled ‘The Issue of Passports to Convicts: Problems and Solutions’ took place in Krasnodar on the initiative of the regional human rights commissioner Sergey Myshak. Representatives of law enforcement agencies, regional authorities, human rights defenders and representatives of non-commercial organisations took part in the discussion.
On 24 March, Vladimir city hosted an academic and research conference devoted to the combating extremism in Russia. Representatives of different authorities from 20 regions of Russia, including Chechnya, Karelia and Crimea took part in the event.
On 23 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Trans-Baikal Territory Nikolay Kargin in his interview for Zabmedia commented on the situation of delay in payment of social benefits and salary to public-sector employees in the region. The commissioner noted that the interruption in the work of teachers in Trans-Baikal territory due to the delay of such payments was legitimate.
On 5 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Arkhangelsk Region Luybov Anisimova presented a special report on accessible environment formation in the region. The presentation took place at the enlarged session of the Healthcare and Social Policy Committee of the Arkhangelsk Regional Council of Deputies.
Ulyanovsk Commissioner Lyudmila Krutilina: The year passed under ‘For High Quality and Affordable Health Care’ slogan
On 12 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina presented an annual report ‘On the Observance of Civil and Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region and the Activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region in 2014’ to Governor of Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Morozov.
Tatarstan’s Human Rights Commissioner and European Human Rights Master’s Program Director to hold summer camp in Kazan
On 16 March, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tatarstan Sariya Saburskaya met with European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation E.MA Programme Director Pietro Sullo who visited Kazan for a working visit.
On 3 March 2015, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation held a hearing in regard to the draft federal law On Resettling Residents of Dilapidated Housing, which provides new procedures to resettle people living in dilapidated housing.