On October 20, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova took part in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi. The High Commissioner addressed the audience in the framework of the discussion on the topic "Civil Society 2030".
In her speech, Tatiana Moskalkova spoke about the role of the ombudsman in the development of civil society, focusing on the interaction of the institution of the State human rights defender with State power and noncommercial organisations.
"One of the main functions of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is to be a mediator between power and society," Tatiana Moskalkova stressed.
"If there is no peace — there is nothing. But if there is peace, then there is progress, and progress is possible only when there is a right to life, the right to honor and dignity, the right to education and work. These guidelines build a system of values and a system of our tools for working with civil society," added the High Commissioner.
In addition, the High Commissioner spoke about the problems of protecting the rights of citizens in places of deprivation of liberty and about the improvement of the legislative mechanism for the formation of PMCs in the subjects of the Russian Federation.
At the end of her speech Tatiana Moskalkova stressed the importance of working with young people, since most of today’s young people are active members of society, open to dialogue and
"In any creative activity, you need a balance of youth and maturity, energy and experience," said Tatiana Moskalkova.