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10th December, opening event, Karl Popper debate
The debate was the first event of the Human Rights Week. It happened on December 10, 2019. The issue debated on, was the universal legalization of euthanasia. Frankly, the debate was very interesting, educative, and thought provoking. The opposing team won the debate, with Umid Ergashev as the Best Speaker.
There was an interactive session after the official debate. This afforded everybody- debaters, judges and the general audience to share their viewpoints on the debated topic. This discussion was also thought provoking and very insightful as it brought to light various philosophical and religious questions from different perspectives.
The event ended with a beautiful group photograph. We the organizers want to thank everybody who participated to make the event successful.
11th December, Women’s Rights Day
The discussion was dedicated mostly to the new draft law domestic violence in Russia and to the NGOs working with this problem. Our guest speakers were Anastasia Kasatkina (Adviser to the Head of the Women Council of Russia), Maria Davidenko (PhD, Assistant Professor HSE), Anna Romaschenko (journalist at community center Nasiliu.net), Valentina Frolova (lawyer, Consortium of Women's Non-Governmental Organizations).
13th December, Minority Rights Day
Our guests were Dmitrii Tolkachev (HSE Doctoral Student) and Svetlana Zakharova (Russian LGBT Network), discussing Russian and international experience of minority rights’ implementation.
16th December, closing event: Freedom of Expression Day
The day aimed at highlighting the importance and uniqueness of the right, declared in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ‘ Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.’
Unfortunately, our first guest — HSE tenured professor Gasan Gusejnov — could not attend the event, but we had an honour to host Vladimir Milov (Russian Politician, Former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation), who emphasized how the situation with freedom of expression affects Russia's global competitiveness level,and Valentina Dekhtyarenko (coordinator at the Open Russia Human Rights Team) who talked about her organization’s experience in protecting people’s right to express their opinions freely.
Disclaimer: The whole event including all presentations, speeches and discussions, has academic and research value and nothing more.
Student Initiative Group: Ernst Vagner, Maria Makhmutova, Intizor Gulyamova, Svetlana Lepeshkina, Ekaterina Zhiryakova, Richter Mohammed Jibril, Margarita Medvedeva, Alexandra Pozhivotko, Christopher Lartey.