Human Rights Council to ask President to nominate Pamfilova as Ombudsman

posted 22 Jan 2014, 12:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 22 Jan 2014, 12:20 ]
21 January 2014

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The Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights intends to ask Vladimir Putin to nominate Ella Pamfilova for the position of Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia, ITAR-TASS reported on 21st January, citing Ilya Shablinsky, a member of the Human Rights Council.

‘Now the voting is in progress, and around 30 people have signed already. I think that the majority will support this appeal. Pamfilova has headed the Presidential Council, she has experience in the human rights movement, is on good terms with the head of state, and at the same time she has the respect of human rights defenders. She is a very worthy candidate,’ he said. noted that earlier it had become known that Vladimir Lukin, the Ombudsman for Human Rights, said he was ready to support the candidacy of Ella Pamfilova, head of the Civil Dignity movement, for the post of Ombudsman.

On 18th January, the media announced that Pamfilova may appear on the list of candidates for the position of Human Rights Ombudsman. Lukin’s term ends on 18th February. The State Duma has already begun the procedure of considering the appointment of a new Ombudsman.