We are also tentatively rescheduling classes at the school of the public control
to the end of April. The
development of tools for monitoring compliance with the right to address citizens will take place
remotely. We are postponing visits to different institutions within the monitoring until at least the end of April.
Next week, together with the School’s participants, we will finish working on the topics of requests and
applications, and then we will start sending them via electronic forms. This way we can check how
online services work in the conditions of a pandemic. The importance of uninterrupted operation of
electronic services is increasing now, when people are not recommended to visit public places, and
many organizations are recommended to switch to remote mode.
We are also temporarily suspending visits to children’s clinics as part of the all-Russian monitoring, since
the epidemiological situation in Russia and the world is unpredictable. Despite the fact that
international standards tell us that public control is important during the destabilization of the situation
in the world, in the current conditions, when visiting clinics, public observers can contribute to the
spread of infection and unwittingly increase tension among patients and employees of medical
institutions who are working at the limit of their capabilities.
Educational seminars in Yaroslavl and Ulyanovsk for those who are engaged in public control of places of
detention are postponed too. As soon as the situation becomes clear, we will notify all participants in
Public observers from the Volga Federal district can still apply to participate in the workshop in
Ulyanovsk. We will inform you about the date in advance.
Public observers from the Volga Federal district can still apply to participate in the workshop inUlyanovsk.
We will inform you about the date in advance.
We believe that reducing physical contact (visiting public spaces, traveling on public transport,
interacting with strangers) will help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus infection. Try to refrain
from staying among large groups of people, monitor your health and keep an optimistic attitude.
We are always in touch, take care!