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Human rights to be addressed in Russia

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Robert Harris, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Kremlin with a group of human rights activists to mark International
    Human Rights Day on 10 December, President Vladimir Putin admitted
    that Russia has many unresolved problems in this area, newsru.com and
    other Russian news agencies reported. He said that the ignorance,
    corruption, and arbitrariness of many officials are preventing the
    government from implementing the human rights guarantees in the
    constitution. The president asked the activists, including Ella Pamfilova, chairwoman of the presidential commission on human rights,
    and Moscow Helsinki Group head Lyudmila Alekseeva to arrange an
    expert commission to evaluate all draft legislation connected with
    human rights and to assist the state in handling public petitions and
    complaints. VY

    From: RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 6, No. 231, Part I, 11 December 2002

    I may be wrong but I think this is something of a first, or three firsts.

    1) Admission that there is a real problem, 2) Saying he will do something about it, and 3) Dealing with people who have been highly critical of the government.

    Of course talk comes easier in Russia than action. We shall see if anything happens.
  2. claire

    claire Registered User

    It's a step in the good direction(at last!).But as you
    pointed out wisely let's wait and see if something
    really comes out of it(I have my doubts)
  3. jamming

    jamming Banned

    You Know Claire it is sometimes hard for me to believe that you were so young when the Berlin Wall came down.
  4. claire

    claire Registered User

    Hi Jamming,
    Really pleased to see you again.
    My dad told me(and explained me with several intances)
    how precious freedom is.And he also kind of" forced "me
    to regularly watch the news and read the news papers
    I must say I found it was a" borring detail" but now I
    am pleased with my dad's decision.
    I sure have still a lot to learn but I do my best
    And beeing young does not mean necessary unable to
    have a personnal opinion
    Till the next time,dear friend

  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Hey, at least they are MENTIONING it, that's a huge start already.

    I may actually see something in my lifetime after all.

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