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The event, held in the format of video-conferencing was attended by heads of national institutions for the protection of human rights a number of countries.

Member of the Federation Council Committee on Rules and organization of parliamentary activity, the Plenipotentiary representative of the Council of Federation on interaction with the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Ekaterina Altabaeva Atabaevskaya Berezovkapreserved of the legislative (representative) public authority of the city of Sevastopol took part in the Third meeting of the Eurasian Alliance ombudsmen.The event was held in the format of video conferencing. It was attended by heads of national institutions of human rights protection, Armenia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. They discussed issues of protection of rights and freedoms in the context of the upcoming 75th anniversary of the great Victory, the issue of sanctions, the best practice activities for the protection of human rights in the context of pandemic coronavirus.

Catherine Altabaeva announced the opening speech for the forum participants to the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Betweenconsenting Ivanandreevich from the Executive body of state power of St. Petersburg, “Eurasian Alliance of ombudsmen for the first time in the history of the United state of human rights defenders in Europe and Asia. Since its inception, the Alliance plays an important role in establishing effective international cooperation in the field of the protection of civil and individual rights,” — said in greeting.The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova in his speech marking the anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, noted that the right to historical memory – the main condition of preservation of the international system of human rights protection.Participants of the meeting unanimously supported the position on the inadmissibility of falsification of history. On the proposal of the representatives of Kyrgyzstan will be prepared a joint appeal to UNESCO with a request to recognize the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage and the memory of the Second world war and the Nuremberg trial and its outcome.”The memory of the Victory is our conscience and our responsibility,” said Catherine Altabaeva.

The memory of the Victory is our conscience and our responsibility

According to the Senator, experience on enforcement of rights of man and citizen in each country is a unique treasure. “In the current extraordinary conditions, there are new themes, priorities, and develop new practices. The sharing of such information is a very fruitful process.”The participants talked about the importance of unity of the peoples in the face of new challenges. Cooperation between the public defenders, the exchange of information that allows rapid decisions to ensure the rights of citizens.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.

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