Vladimir Putin proposed to reappoint Tatyana Moskalkova as the Ombudsman of Russia, the Kremlin press service reported.
The President submitted her candidacy in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 7 of the Federal Constitutional Law “On the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.”
On April 5, the State Duma Council will discuss the procedure and terms for considering Moskalkova’s candidacy for the post of Ombudsman, writes TASS with reference to the head of the Duma Committee for the Development of Civil Society, Issues of Public and Religious Associations Sergei Gavrilov.
The lower house appoints a human rights ombudsman for five years. Moskalkova has been in office since April 2016, replacing Ella Pamfilova, who headed the Central Election Commission of Russia. The term of office of the current Ombudsman expires in April.
Moskalkova is a Doctor of Law and Philosophy, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Russia. Since 1974, she has worked for 10 years as a clerk, consultant and senior legal adviser on pardoning the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. In 1984-2007 she served in the legal departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In December 2007, Moskalkova became a State Duma deputy.
Earlier today, at a meeting with the president, she said that in five years, her apparatus has achieved a revision of almost 6,000 decisions of the authorities.