MOSCOW, September 22 (RAPSI) – The Office of Russia’s Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova continues its work on improvement of the legal status of regional Ombudsmen, the body’s press service informs RAPSI on Tuesday.

Thus, representatives of the federal Rights Commissioner took part in a meeting of the State Duma Committee on the Federative Framework and Local Governments convened to discuss a bill envisaging adaptation of the law on regional authorities to provisions of a new law on regional Ombudsmen signed by the President on March 18.

Regional Ombudsmen register numerous applications of citizens, what is evidence that people see this institution as a real mechanism helping in the settlement of difficult real-life situations and restoration of justice; therefore it is important that people residing in different regions have equal opportunities and instruments to protect their rights, Moskalkova observed on her Instagram page.

In order to ensure this equality, the federal Ombudsman continues her work on improvement of the state system for protection of human rights.

The amendments to the law on regional authorities envisaged by the bill are to reconcile its provisions on regional Ombudsmen and those of the law on regional Ombudsmen, according to the explanatory note to the document.