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With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia the rights of a single mother, Ms V . , were restored. This was reported in the official reply of the Mayor of Petrozavodsk to the High Commissioner’s request. For eleven years the woman had been waiting for a court ruling to provide her with priority housing to be implemented.
Laws exempting High Commissioner from filing fee upon submitting statement of claim to first instance court came into force
On 3 February, Federal Constitutional Law No. 1-FKZ as of 31 January 2016 On Amendments to Articles 18 and 29 of the Federal Constitutional Law ‘On the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation’ and Federal Law No. 8-FZ as of 1 February 2016 On Amendments to Part 2, Article 333.36 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation signed by the President of Russia came into effect.
On 15 January, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation granted a petition of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, having restored the right of a category I disabled person, Mr D., to a fair trial. The administrative offence case of Mr D. was closed and previous judgements were overruled, the official reply of the Supreme Court to the High Commissioner’s petition says.
A criminal investigation of personal injury claim filed by Ms K. has been started. On 20 January, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in its reply to the High Commissioner’s official appeal informed Ms Pamfilova that the official who had earlier refused to launch criminal proceedings was brought to the disciplinary responsibility.
The High Commissioner′s for Human Rights appeal to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation successfully resulted in restoration of the right of 3,787 pre-school teachers to receive preferential retirement pension in the Saratov Region of Russia. On 24th September 2015 the Ministry of Labor of Russia had issued an according Order that was subsequently registered by the Russian Ministry of Justice on 25th December 2015.
With assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation the right of Ms P. to have her criminal proceeding tried in a reasonable period of time has been restored. The above was reported by the Moscow Region Prosecutor’s Office in its official reply received by the High Commissioner’s Office.
On 27 November, the Yaroslavl Regional Court passed a judgement which grants the petition of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation providing citizen B. with the right to defence and fair trial without erosion. This above surfaced from a copy of the court’s ruling that had been sent to the High Commissioner.
Council of Judges of Russian Federation adopted resolutions aimed at easier online access to information about courts’ activity
As a result of analysis and generalization of High Commissioner’s for Human Rights in Russia proposals, the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation has accepted two resolutions aimed at ensuring easier online access to information about courts’ activity.
On 23 November 2015, with the assistance of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, rights of 123 ex-alumni of the Academic Department of Reserve Officers of the Black Sea Higher Naval School n.a. P. S. Nakhimov to receive the military rank of lieutenant in the reserve were restored. This became known from the official reply of the Ministry of Defence of Russia to the request of the High Commissioner.
As a result of the High Commissioner’s for Human Rights in Russia appeal to the Prosecutor’s General Office the constitutional right of citizen K. to access to justice has been restored. The criminal case against Mr K. has been closed in Krasnodar Territory. Mr K. has received official apologies. The above was reported by the Prosecutor’s General Office of the Russian Federation in official reply addressed to the Office of the High Commissioner.