In the office of the Ombudsman told about the number of complaints of racial discrimination

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in fotoballoon on human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. Archival photoIn the office of the Ombudsman told about the number of complaints of racial discrimination© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

The number of complaints of racial discrimination and intolerance, coming to the Commissioner for human rights in Russia is small and amounts to only 0.2% of the total, said the representative of the Ombudsman Olga Goncharenko.

«With a considerable array of cases associated with the implementation of social and economic rights, the proportion of complaints of racial discrimination and intolerance is small and is less than 0.2%,» — said Goncharenko during the 93rd session of the Committee on the elimination of racial discrimination at the headquarters of the UN in Geneva, noting that «all statements are thoroughly checked and appropriate action taken».

The Ombudsman also responds to messages received from public organizations and institutions, including international ones, she said.

«The monitoring of information about possible manifestations of racial discrimination, including through regional commissioners for human rights reinforces the conclusion that in General there is a stable situation in the sphere of interethnic relations, the tendency to reduction of cases of xenophobia and racial intolerance», — said the representative of the Ombudsman.

She noted that with the participation of regional commissioners carried out activities relevant to combating racism and various forms of discrimination, including in sports in light of the preparations for the world Cup in 2018.

The Ombudsman also pays attention to issues related to the right to the preservation and development of language, culture and identity by all peoples of Russia. For example, in 2016, the Ombudsman visited the Crimea, to check the alleged violations of the rights of Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians in Crimea, including in places of detention.

«No violations of the current legislation has not been established,» reminded the coach.