An international seminar on protection of soldiers’ rights is held in Nizhny Novgorod


06 February 2007
Photo: Mr. Diderick Lochman (Human Rights Watch) at the seminar with lawyers from the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers.

An international seminar for lawyers and leaders of human rights organizations under the project of legal protection for soldiers is held in Nizhny Novgorod on 5-6 February 2007.

Lawyers – representatives of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers (CSMs) from Nizhny Novgorod, Saint-Petersburg, Khabarovsk and Volgograd are being instructed in new methods, which help to optimize the activities on representation of interests of conscripts, soldiers and their relatives when protecting their rights and legitimate interests.

In the photo: lawyers of the CSMs at the seminar

The regional Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers has become the organization which is holding the event in Nizhny Novgorod. In the framework of this project experts of the CSM who directly face the problems of defending rights and interests of citizens, connected with the military service, get necessary information and legal instructions which will help them increase effective protection of soldier’s rights.

Lawyers who specialize in domestic and European law from the NN Committee Against Torture and Research Center “Demos” (Moscow) are also taking part in the seminar.

In the photo:  a participant of the seminar, expert on international law from the Center “Demos” (Moscow) Olga Shepeleva

A special guest of the seminar, one of the most competent international experts in legal protection Diderick Lochman from Human Rights Watch – the largest and one of the oldest organizations defending human rights worldwide. 

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