On 2 February, the opening session of the international scientific conference “The Protection of Human Rights as a Key Objective and the Essence of Law Enforcement” was held in the conference hall of Voronezh State University. The conference was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and VSU’s centenary.
The Vice Rector for Research and Innovations, Vasily Popov, welcomed the participants:
“You are here to discuss an extremely important subject. I believe this conference will contribute to the further development of legal studies at our university. The issues relating to the protection of human rights, the protection of the citizens’ rights, are one of the key problems studied by the scholars of the Faculty of Law at VSU. I hope you will have interesting and fruitful discussions that will serve as an incentive for new studies at VSU as well as other research centres, and will give rise to new concepts and ideas concerning human rights. I also hope that your ideas and recommendations will be the basis for new legislation and inner policy both in Russia and in other countries”.
“This year, the Faculty of Law, together with the university itself, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. There will be a large number of events dedicated to VSU’s centenary. The protection of human rights is a very interesting topic, as it may be regarded both as an objective and the essence of law enforcement. Moreover, I believe it is one of the most interesting topics of legal studies and practice,” – said the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yury Starilov.
Leonid Rozhnikov, the CEO of the publishing house “Prospekt”, also pointed out the great interest in human rights issues in scientific literature. “Prospekt” has published a large number of books on the subject.
The opening session was followed by a series of panel discussions. Among the participants of the conference were researchers form Voronezh, Volgograd, Elets, Kursk, Moscow, Tambov, Chelyabinsk, Belarus, and Uzbekistan.