On September, 19 international videoconference Modern issues in human rights and minority rights protection: Russian and European experience was held in the framework of Russia – the Netherlands Bilateral Year.
Leading experts from KFU Faculty of Law, Research Institute Asser (Hague), University of Amsterdam and Sapienza University of Rome, representatives of Supreme Court of Tatarstan Republic, Public Prosecution Office of Tatarstan Republic, Office of Ombudsman for human rights and children, Office of Supreme Commissioner of UNO for human rights in Moscow participated in the conference.
The round table started with report by KFU Professor, Doctor of Science in Law Lenaris Mingazov. It was devoted to education in Human Rights domain in Russia and KFU. Professor told that one of priority goals that University faced was implementation of Master programs in International Protection of Human Rights. Professor added that our University joined consortium on Master courses development that included MGIMO, Peoples` Friendship University of Russia, Russian State Humanitarian University.
Representative of the Office of Supreme Commissioner of UNO for human rights, Rashid Aluash, covered the issue of UNO activities in minorities` rights protection. He told that scope of activities of UNO covers determination of standards on human rights, monitoring and their application at the local level.
European experts touched urgent problems concerning sexual and religious minorities. Most topical was one delivered by Professor Vibe Dumas from Asser Research Institute (Hague, the Netherlands) devoted to the rights of sexual minorities in European convention in relation to the law on homosexual propaganda ban in the Ukraine, Moldova and Russia.
Rather interesting presentation was made by Professor from Sapienza University of Rome, Alessandro Amikarelli, on religious freedom in European convention on human rights.
Each speech was followed by active and agile discussion that justified interest of sides in touched issues.