On April 18 International conference “Topical problems equality principle realization in law. European experience: from theory to practice” took place. Educational HR defence organization “Office for the rights of persons with disabilities” in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg fund are the organizers of the event.
The main principle of equality of all people is pronounced in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But it is not properly used in everyday life, not speaking about different aspects of human communications in the society. The main principle of equality is in the basis of principle of justice.
The main goal of the conference is the discussion of topical problems of discrimination and provision of equality for persons with disabilities, their realization in law, perspectives of anti-discrimination legislation development in the Republic of Belarus (road map creation).
This event is unique for Belarusian society. During the recent years the events of such level and contents, covering problems of discrimination, haven’t been held in Belarus. The conference promises to become a professional event number one in the sphere of equality principle observance. Belarusian and foreign experts of international level are invited to work at the conference – jurists sociologists, public figures from Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, France. Interesting discussions, debates, work in groups are waiting for participants.
Dr. Ilja Seifert, a member of Bundestag, chairperson of ABiD, wrote a letter to the participants of the international conference. “Unfortunately my work as a member of Bundestag didn’t let me take part in conference personally. But members of ABiD who are excellent experts will enrich the conference with professional knowledge and understanding the persons concerned”. Dr. Seifert paid a lot attention in his letter to the problem of discrimination: “Discriminations are very humiliating, insulting and hurting. Nevertheless, they happen almost every day and almost everywhere. Sometimes they are hidden, sometimes open and violent. Some of them even get the support of the state, others are based on all types of prejudices. Anyway, they violate human rights, human dignity. We all need equality before the law. Such equality protects people from discrimination in the state governed by the rule of law.
Educational HR defence organization “Office for the rights of persons with disabilities” is a non-profit organization, founded for the realization of educational, HR defence functions of non-profit character and acting in compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus and the Statute. Registered on March 25, 2010. Founder and owner is the private person.
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