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Principles of State Policy on Developing Citizens’ Legal Knowledge and Awareness approved

May 4, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev approved the Fundamental Principles of State Policy on Developing Legal Knowledge and Awareness Among Citizens.

Tags: fight against crime, human rights

Law extending rights of defence attorneys

April 21, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amendments to Federal Law On Detention of Persons Suspected or Accused of Committing Criminal Offences.

Tags: court, human rights

Amendments to legislation on psychiatric assistance

April 6, 2011

The President signed Federal Law On Amendments to the Russian Federation Law On Psychiatric Assistance and Guarantees of Citizens’ Rights in Providing It, and the Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation.

Tags: healthcare, human rights, social services

Meeting with Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov

March 21, 2011

Mikhail Fedotov briefed Dmitry Medvedev on the Council’s efforts in drafting a strategy of involving civil society in modernisation projects. The President will attend an extra-mural session of the Council addressing the subject.

Tags: human rights

Meeting on improving judicial system

March 17, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting which focused on amendments to criminal legislation.

Tags: court, human rights

Law designed to synchronize timing of election campaigns and improve the voters’ electoral activity

March 10, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amendments to Federal Law On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Rights of the Citizens of the Russian Federation to Participate in a Referendum.

Tags: human rights

Law on ratification of agreement between Russia and Panama on mutual legal assistance

March 9, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Ratification of the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Panama on Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Cases.

Tags: foreign policy, human rights, Panama

Meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

February 15, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev met with High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay.

Tags: human rights, UN

Amendments to Criminal Penitentiary Code of the Russian Federation

February 10, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amendments to Article 117 of the Criminal Penitentiary Code of the Russian Federation.

Tags: fight against crime, human rights

Meeting of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

February 1, 2011

Protection of children’s rights was the main issue discussed at the meeting chaired by Dmitry Medvedev.

Tags: children, human rights

Executive order on reorganisation of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights

February 1, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.

Tags: human rights

Executive order on appointing Chairman of Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights

October 12, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Executive Order On the Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights.

Tags: human rights

Dmitry Medvedev submitted to the State Duma a draft law introducing milder restraint measures for persons suspected and accused of crimes suffering from illness

September 13, 2010

The draft federal law makes amendments to the Russian Federation Criminal Procedure Code and the Federal Law On Detention of Persons Suspected or Accused of Committing Crimes.

Tags: human rights

Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl

September 10, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev spoke at the plenary session of the Global Policy Forum The Modern State: Standards of Democracy and Criteria of Efficiency.

Tags: fight against crime, human rights, information society, national security, science and innovation

Amendments to legislation concerning human rights at detention facilities

July 2, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law On Amending Various Laws of the Russian Federation with Regard to Adopting the Federal Law On Public Supervision over the Observance of Human Rights at Detention Facilities and Assistance to Persons at Detention Facilities.

Tags: human rights, public control

Ratification of Holidays with Pay Convention

July 1, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev signed Federal Law on Ratification of Holidays with Pay Convention which sets out the rights of individuals to annual paid holidays.

Tags: human rights

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