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Conference: "The human rights movement today: Problems and Prospects". Moscow

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Monday, 20 December 2004 15:34

20 -21 December, more than 100 representatives of human rights organizations and experts from Moscow and regions took part in the conference "The human rights movement today: Problems and Prospects", organized by the Centre "Demos" in conjunction with the Fund "Public Verdict Foundation and the Institute of civilian review. Among the invited representatives of regional human rights organizations joined the President of the Human Rights Centre of Kazan Natalia Kablova.
Participants worked in three sections: "Security and Human Rights: antagonism or positive interactions?", "Relating to" human rights "in modern Russia: the key factors and pain points" and "PRavo to fame ': the practice of PR and experience of the human rights movement .
Protection of human rights in Russia has traditionally been viewed as a function of public organizations (the concept of human rights protection as a primary duty of the state and its structures being formed), and ensuring public safety is primarily the task of the state. In the mass consciousness, these concepts are seen as two opposite, if not hostile to each other value systems.
As far as the opposition right? Proved whether the idea of forced "exchange of human security" as part of the social contract. What should be the conditions of this exchange? Are there other approaches to the relationship between the rights of citizens and ensuring public safety? What should be the human rights practices and educational policy of non-governmental organizations in matters related to security: the struggle with "ordinary" crime, terrorism, protection of national security? These issues were discussed in the section entitled "Safety and Human Rights: antagonism or positive interactions?".

President of the Human Rights Centre of Kazan took part in the sections "relating to" human rights "in modern Russia: the key factors and pain points", the themes and objectives which were:
- Analysis of "status" of ideas of human rights in contemporary Russian society from different perspectives;
- The level populyarnostinepopulyarnosti, prinyatieneprinyatie, evaluation of the implementation of the practice of the third sector and government institutions - from the end of 1980 to our days;
- Identification of the most serious problems leading to a denial of confidence in the ideologists of human rights, and its positive elements - from the perspective of different groups and society as a whole;
- Individual rights of citizens in their relationship with their personal interests as representatives of social groups;
- Mass distribution of illegal and vnepravovyhkorruptsionnyh ways of life as an opportunity (in terms of citizens), real and fair treatment of their legitimate interests.
Expert discussion of this cluster was designed to help develop effective actions to improve tolerance and trust in the idea of human rights and most of the civil NGOs.

The third set of questions that are considered experts, called "PRavo to fame ': the practice of PR and experience of the human rights movement."
In this block the questions were formulated as follows:
- Media relation of human rights organizations. Reflection of human rights activities in the media.;
- The main difficulty promoting human rights activities;
- "Face" of the human rights movement: the images and shapes (the creation of image, reputation of support)
- Successful PR practices of human rights defenders.
Thus, during the conference will discuss the most pressing problems in the community context of contemporary political realities of our country and develop a strategy for further action.

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