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13 July 2021
High Commissioner’s hotline has received over 7,000 calls since the beginning of the year

High Commissioner’s hotline has received over 7,000 calls since the beginning of the year

13 July 2021
People are most interested in information on previously filed complaints and on dealing with their appeals. This is followed by issues of implementation of labor rights, complaints against court decisions, housing and land disputes. A significant proportion of calls is devoted to health issues. All calls are immediately accepted for work, the staff of the High Commissioner’s Office give answers and recommendations to all…
07 July 2021
Dialogue with society. The convict was transferred to serve his sentence closer to home

Dialogue with society. The convict was transferred to serve his sentence closer to home

07 July 2021
The possibility to communicate with family and friends is, perhaps, all that connects the convict with the outside world. Social ties are strands of steel, they can unwind for thousands of kilometers, but they never break. In September last year, amendments to the Penal Code entered into force, in order to facilitate convicts’ communication with relatives. Those…
30 June 2021
Meeting of High Commissioner with members of PACE delegation

Meeting of High Commissioner with members of PACE delegation

30 June 2021
On June 30, at the House of Human Rights, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a working meeting with members of the PACE Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe. The federal ombudswoman spoke about the main areas of activity and the results of work over 5 years.…
High Commissioner’s representative participated in the GANHRI 2021 Annual Meeting

High Commissioner’s representative participated in the GANHRI 2021 Annual Meeting

30 June 2021
From June 29 to July 1, the GANHRI Annual Meeting was held online. On June 30, the Knowledge Exchange event took place on the best practices developed by National Human Rights Institutions (hereinafter — NHRI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was attended by over 120 representatives of NHRIs from around the world. The GANHRI provided a platform…
28 June 2021
Institution of Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner achieved highest international status

Institution of Russia’s Human Rights Commissioner achieved highest international status

28 June 2021
The Institution of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation achieved A-status accreditation. Accreditation with A-status demonstrates that a National Human Rights Institution is in full compliance with the UN Paris Principles. On the basis of the UN Paris Principles, NHRIs are accredited with one of the following statuses: "C" (the lowest status), "B" or "A". Such reaccreditation happens…
24 June 2021
Tatiana Moskalkova shared her experience in protecting the rights of people with disabilities with EOA members

Tatiana Moskalkova shared her experience in protecting the rights of people with disabilities with EOA members

24 June 2021
On June 24, the 5th Meeting of the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance dedicated to protection the rights of persons with disabilities was held in Moscow. In the four years since the founding of the Alliance, the EOA members have managed to help many people, as well as exchange experiences and modern practices. In particular, issues of protecting the rights of persons with disabilities were…
The 5th Meeting of the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance

The 5th Meeting of the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance

24 June 2021
On June 24, the 5th Meeting of the Eurasian Ombudsman Alliance dedicated to protecting the rights of persons with disabilities was held in Moscow under the chairmanship of High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. The event was attended by the ombudspersons from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Tajikistan, representatives of international organizations and…
22 June 2021
Tatiana Moskalkova approved appointment of Human Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Bashkortostan

Tatiana Moskalkova approved appointment of Human Rights Commissioner in the Republic of Bashkortostan

22 June 2021
On June 22, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held videoconference conversation with candidate for the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Bashkortostan Mikhail Zakomaldin. Tatiana Moskalkova and Mikhail Zakomaldin discussed human rights issues in the social and housing spheres, as well as in criminal proceedings. This year, the…
Tatiana Moskalkova congratulated Commissioners for Human Rights in the Kamchatka Territory and in the Sverdlovsk Region on the appointment to the post

Tatiana Moskalkova congratulated Commissioners for Human Rights in the Kamchatka Territory and in the Sverdlovsk Region on the appointment to the post

22 June 2021
High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova sent congratulatory telegrams to Andrei Zimin and Tatiana Merzlyakova on their appointment to the post of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Kamchatka Territory and Commissioner for Human Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region. Tatiana Moskalkova wished the Commissioners further success in the discharge of critical tasks aimed at developing…
16 June 2021
High Commissioner handed over lists in defense of the rights of Russian citizens in Syria to the International Committee of the Red Cross

High Commissioner handed over lists in defense of the rights of Russian citizens in Syria to the International Committee of the Red Cross

16 June 2021
On June 16, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova held a working meeting with Head of ICRC’s Delegation in Syria Philip Spoerri. Tatiana Moskalkova told about the number and subjects of the received appeals, including requests for the search for relatives and humanitarian assistance to persons in prison. Since the beginning of 2017, 776…