Azerbaijani Ombudsman to mull human rights at Bishkek conference
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 16 / Trend , E.Ostapenko/
Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova will participate in an international human rights conference in Bishkek that opened today in the Kyrgyz capital with support from the OSCE Centre, the organization reported.
The three-day international human rights conference in Bishkek gathered Ombudspersons from more than 10 countries to discuss how human rights can be protected.
The Ombudsmen from Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine are participating in the meeting, as are Kyrgyz parliamentarians, officials, journalists and representatives of civil society and international organizations.
Participants will discuss human rights protection during political crises, international practices to prevent torture and how to promote a human rights-based approach in the work of government agencies, including the Ombudsman's Office.
Opening the event, Kyrgyzstan's Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said: "The Kyrgyz Republic has identified human rights to be of crucial importance for its democratic development. The Kyrgyz Constitution devotes 28 articles out of 98 to developing human rights and freedoms in the country. Freedom of individuals is a sacrosanct and undeviating asset in the founding Kyrgyz document."
The participants of the Forum are expected to draft and issue a final declaration.
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