The message reads, in part:
“It is important that, despite the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you continue this highly popular multilateral dialogue involving national ombudsmen and representatives of state agencies and the academic and expert communities.
The agenda of this year’s conference includes two highly topical subjects: the rights of people with disabilities and environmental human rights. The participants will review ways of improving the legislative framework and law enforcement practice so as to eliminate any barriers hampering the inclusion of people with disabilities in society and ensuring effective environmental protection and the safest possible use of natural resources.
I hope that you will exchange professional experience and will have constructive and detailed discussions, and that your ideas and initiatives will help protect the rights and interests of our states’ citizens.”
On October 12, Moscow is hosting an international conference on the protection of human rights in Eurasia. It involves over 40 ombudsmen from foreign states, the heads of international organisations and integration associations of human rights activists, the heads of Russian government agencies and representatives of civic society and the academic community.