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Putin nominates Pamfilova as new human rights ombudsperson

February 13, 2014, 20:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 13. /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin nominated Ella Pamfilova as the new human rights ombudsman, the presidential press service said on Thursday, February 13.

Under law, such nominations may be made by the president, the Federation Council (the upper house of parliament), and members of the State Duma (lower house of parliament).

The ombudsperson is appointed and dismissed by a majority of Duma MPs in a secret ballot.

If confirmed, Pamfilova will replace Vladimir Lukin, who has been holding this post for two terms since 2004.

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