On October 23, in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, a training course for the participants in the Master’s Programme «International Human Rights Protection» was launched.
The event was attended by students of Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), RUDN University, Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow City University (MCU), Russian New University (RosNOU), Russian Foreign Trade Academy. In addition, students of Ural Federal University (UrFU), Humanitarian University of Yekaterinburg and Ural State Law University joined the lecture via videoconference.
The participants were welcomed by federal ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova. In her speech, the High Commissioner noted the uniqueness of the developed program, as well as the prospects and opportunities that it provides for the youth.
«We have been working closely within the framework of the Master’s Programme in Human Rights for the fifth year in a row. It was developed and implemented by a consortium of universities, which turns 10 years old this year, with the assistance of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN and European universities," the High Commissioner said.
As part of the first lesson, Tatiana Moskalkova gave a lecture to students on the establishment of the institution of the state human rights defender and spoke about the main directions of the High Commissioner’s work, with particular attention to handling citizens’ complaints.
At the end of the lecture, Tatiana Moskalkova answered numerous questions from the students.
The course will last until April 2020. As part of it, the staff of the High Commissioner’s Office will organize lectures and practical classes, workshops, seminars, round tables and tours for the participants.