01 April 2020
High Commissioner asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to take measures to return compatriots from Thailand

High Commissioner asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to take measures to return compatriots from Thailand

01 April 2020
On April 1, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova addressed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. In the appeal, the federal ombudswoman reported on the information received from a group of about two thousand Russian citizens who are at the Bangkok airport and cannot return home due to restrictive measures introduced…
31 March 2020
Ombudsmen of Russia and Armenia discussed protection of human rights during coronavirus pandemic

Ombudsmen of Russia and Armenia discussed protection of human rights during coronavirus pandemic

31 March 2020
On March 31, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a meeting with Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan via videoconference. During the conversation, the Ombudspersons of Russia and Armenia discussed human rights issues in the context of countering the spread of a new coronavirus infection. The exchange of experience has indicated…
25 March 2020
Federation Council approved the law on convicts’ transfer to the regions of residence of their relatives

Federation Council approved the law on convicts’ transfer to the regions of residence of their relatives

25 March 2020
An analysis of appeals received by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia in 2019 indicates an increase in the number of appeals regarding the transfer to another correctional institution (+ 6.3%). In order to solve this problem, on May 5, 2017, the High Commissioner appealed to the President of the Russian Federation with a request to support the proposal to amend the legislation…
23 March 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova approved the appointment of Kirov Commissioner for Human Rights

Tatiana Moskalkova approved the appointment of Kirov Commissioner for Human Rights

23 March 2020
On March 23, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a video conference call with candidate for the position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Kirov Region Galina Burkova. During the conversation, Tatiana Moskalkova and Galina Burkova discussed the human rights situation in the region, in particular, topical issues of observing…
High Commissioner addressed UN in defense of rights of Alexander Vinnik

High Commissioner addressed UN in defense of rights of Alexander Vinnik

23 March 2020
High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova addressed Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Nils Melzer for the protection of the rights of Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik. According to information available to the federal ombudswoman, the health of Alexander Vinnik has significantly deteriorated. "The hearings on his case are…
19 March 2020
President signed the law on regional Commissioners

President signed the law on regional Commissioners

19 March 2020
On March 18, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the law «On Commissioners for Human Rights in the Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation». The law aims to create equal opportunities for citizens to access mechanisms for protecting rights and freedoms in various regions of Russia. The law establishes uniform principles for organizing the activities of human rights…
High Commissioner addressed the Prime Minister of Russia

High Commissioner addressed the Prime Minister of Russia

19 March 2020
Dear Mikhail Vladimirovich! Due to the deepening unfavorable epidemiological situation arising from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Russian Federation, I receive numerous complaints about the lack of antiseptics and medical masks in pharmacies. This information was confirmed through the inspections conducted by me personally, by Commissioners for Human Rights in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and by the…
18 March 2020
Suspension of personal receptions of citizens

Suspension of personal receptions of citizens

18 March 2020
In connection with the ongoing threat of importing and transmitting of the new coronavirus infection and in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of Federal Law of March 30, 1999, No. 52-ФЗ «On the Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-Being of the Population», the decisions of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation as of January 24, 2020, No. 2 «On Additional Measures…
17 March 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova participated in the meeting of the board of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia

Tatiana Moskalkova participated in the meeting of the board of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia

17 March 2020
On March 17, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova took part in the meeting of the board of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. In his speech, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin paid special attention to the problem of protecting human rights. In particular, speaking about the observance of the rights of convicts, Vladimir…
27 February 2020
Tatiana Moskalkova held a meeting on observance of human rights during transportation of defendants and convicts

Tatiana Moskalkova held a meeting on observance of human rights during transportation of defendants and convicts

27 February 2020
On February 27, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held an open board session entitled «Observance of human rights during the escort from a pre-trial detention center to a court, as well as during transportation to a place of serving a sentence». The event was attended by representatives of legislative, executive and judicial authorities, human rights ombudsmen in the constituent entities…