Latest Developments Around the Presidential Human Rights Council

posted 24 Jun 2012, 11:51 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Jun 2012, 11:52 ]
Source: (info), 22/06/12 

· Human rights defenders 

The Presidential Administration is proposing that the members of the Human Rights Council be chosen in the following way: candidates are put forward by concerned NGOs, then there is a vote organized on the Internet, and finally the three candidates who get the most votes are put to the President for him to choose. The Kremlin does not exclude the possibility that this method proposed for the selection of the members of the Presidential Human Rights Council could be used for other public councils, Gazeta.Ru reports, citing Interfax, which received this information from a source in the Presidential Administration. [Read more]