Council of Europe welcomes Russian ombudsman’s idea of human rights school lessons
MOSCOW, July 25 (RAPSI) – The Council of Europe has favoured a proposal by Russia’s ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova to give human rights lessons at schools, according to the international CoE Communications Director Daniel Holtgen.
“We welcome the initiative by the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova to introduce a special module to teach human rights at schools,” the CoE spokesperson wrote on his Twitter account.
On July 23, Moskalkova speaking at the meeting of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia’s parliament, said that people often turn to ombudsmen for assistance too late, when it seems to be impossible to help them, as they knew nothing about their rights, did not know where they could seek protection, and therefore the time legislatively set to help them expired.
Currently, human rights lessons are given in 170 Russian universities, according to Moskalkova. However, Russia’s rights commissioner believes that this educational campaign must be run at schools as well.