Members of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) And the French delegation during the meeting on Tuesday Exchanged experience in the organization of public monitoring in places of detention, discussed the issues of interaction of civil society pairs of countries, as well as the idea of organizing a civil process to resolve the situation in Ukraine.
Tuesday the Council held soveshanie with the French Ambassador for human rights of Patrizianna Sparacino-Tele, in conversation was attended by the Ambassador of France in Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert, 1st Secretary And 1st counselor of the French Embassy.
"Exchanged various practices of human rights work, for example, how does public oversight in places of detention in the Russian Federation, And France. They, it turns out, there is even a special Ombudsman for the rights of convicts, " said Fins news member of the HRC Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, who took part In the meeting. Human rights defenders also raised the issue of the use of the law on NGOs- " foreign agents ", said the Agency interlocutor.
"We have ensured that the Council continuously such information raises because we are also very much on this issue comes alarming reports from NGOs, And We believe, because this is a huge problem - the use of this law. We currently expect that before January there will be Some changes made to this law, as the head told us at the last meeting with him, " she added.
The meeting participants stressed the importance of dialogue between the civil societies of Russia And France, in this regard, the head of the HRC Mikhail Fedotov referred to the existing format of cooperation between the civil societies of Russia And Germany forum " Petersburg dialogue ". Colleagues from the French Embassy expressed interest in a similar format, said Topoleva.
in addition, during the meeting they discussed the possibility of organizing a process at the level of civil society by the settlement of the situation in Ukraine - a kind of " civil Minsk ", said the human rights activist.
"The inclusion of civil society in the negotiation process for normalization of the situation in Ukraine. The French side - they declared that already, in my opinion, even help And want to help those who it is currently housed in a disastrous situation in Donetsk And the Donbass. And here, too, We come to a consensus on the interaction And promised to share Some of our opportunities, " she added.