A lecture courses for students of the Master’s Program “International Protection of Human Rights” were launched on 23 October at the Office of the Ombudsman in the Russian Federation.
The event was attended by students from Moscow State Law Academy, RUDN, Russian State University for the Humanities, RANEPA, Moscow State Pedagogical University, RusNU, RAFT. In addition, students of the Ural Federal University of the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, the Liberal Arts University of Yekaterinburg and the Ural State Law University joined the lecture via videoconference.
The participants of the lecture courses were greeted by the federal Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova. In her speech, the Ombudswoman noted the uniqueness of the elaborated program, as well as the prospects and opportunities that it provides for the young people.
“We have been working closely with the Human Rights Master's Program already for the fifth year. It was developed and implemented by a Consortium of Universities, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year, with the assistance of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, supported by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, the UN and European Universities”, said the Ombudswoman.
Tatyana Moskalkova gave the students a lecture on the establishment of the institute of a state human rights champion as part of the first lesson, and spoke about the main directions of the Ombudsman’s activities as well, paying special attention to working with citizens’ appeals.
At the end of the lecture, Tatyana Moskalkova answered numerous questions from students.
The lecture courses will run until April 2020. As part of the course, the staff of the Office of the Ombudsman will organize lectures and workshops for participants, master classes, seminars, round tables and excursions.