Saturday, October 26, 2013

Round table "20 years fighting for your rights"

October 23, 2013, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights marks 20 years since its establishment "20 years fighting for your rights". At the Russian State library was held а round table meeting dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the World Vienna conference on human rights and Human Rights Day 2013. The event focused on some of the most significant achievements in the field of human rights over the course of the past two decades. The meeting was supported by the UN Information center in Moscow and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights. This meeting was attended by experts Vyacheslav Bakhmin (member of the Moscow Helsinki group and participant of the Vienna conference) and Ryszard Komenda (The Senior Human Rights Advisor to the UN Country Team in Russia). Master’s students studying at program of the Department of international law, PFUR "International Protection of Human Rights" also participated in the meeting and during the session they asked questions regarding the role and results of the Vienna conference. After the official part of the meeting students had the opportunity to communicate with the participants of the conference and discussed further on thematic issues in Human rights.