Members of the Human Rights Council meet with the President

posted 12 Dec 2016, 07:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Dec 2016, 07:03 ]
9 December 2016


On 9 December 2016 members of the Council on the Develoment of Civil Society and Human Rights [the 'Human Rights Council'] met with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The human rights defenders raised a number of questions about problems facing NGOs, the make-up of Public Oversight Commissions, the judicial system, the so-called 'register' for extremism, the environment and a number of other controversial issues.  

The public record of the meeting can be read here.

A video of the press conference given by members of the Human Rights Council after the meeting can be viewed here.