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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of March 18, 2020 No. 48-FZ

About Commissioners for Human Rights in subjects of the Russian Federation

Accepted by the State Duma on March 5, 2020

Approved by the Federation Council on March 11, 2020

Article 1. General provisions

1. The position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation can be established for the purpose of ensuring additional guarantees of the state protection of rights and freedoms of man and citizen in the territory of appropriate subject of the Russian Federation.

2. The position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation is the state position of the subject of the Russian Federation.

3. Activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation supplement the existing remedies of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, do not cancel and do not attract review of competence of the state bodies providing protection and recovery of the violated rights and freedoms.

4. The means specified in this Federal Law, the laws of the subject of the Russian Federation, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation promotes recovery of the violated rights and freedoms of man and citizen, enhancement of the legislation of the subject of the Russian Federation, municipal regulatory legal acts regarding protection of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to legal education in the field of observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, forms and methods of their protection, and also to development of international cooperation in the field of human rights.

Article 2. The legal basis of activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation

The legal basis of activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation is constituted by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the conventional principles and rules of international law, the international agreements of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, the constitution (charter) of the subject of the Russian Federation, the laws and other regulatory legal acts of the subject of the Russian Federation.

Article 3. The principles of activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation

1. Activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation are based on concepts of justice, humanity, legality, publicity, impartiality.

2. The Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation when implementing the powers is independent of any state bodies and officials, and also is not accountable to them.

Article 4. Requirements imposed to the candidate for position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation

1. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached age of 30 years, having faultless reputation, having the higher education, and also knowledge of area of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, experience of their protection can be appointed to position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation.

2. The minimum age established by this Federal Law for the candidate for position of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the subject of the Russian Federation can be increased by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation, but no more than for five years.

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