The international meeting of OSCE Law-defenders and National Human Rights Institutes: Legislative, State and Non-State Aspects will be held at the Hofburg palace in Vena from 30 to 31 March 2006. Attending the event will be representatives of the all 55 member-countries, Trend reports.
The participants of the gathering will discuss role of law-defenders and national human rights institutes in encouragement and defense of human rights. The preliminary agenda of the
session notes that OSCE has long-term relations with law-defenders and national human rights institutes based on liabilities, reflected in different documents by OSCE.
The meeting will discuss following issues: Whether the legislation of OSCE member-countries envisages necessary guarantees for freedom of assembly and right of peaceful gathering? How these guarantees are ensured in practice? Do law-enforcement bodies fulfill their liabilities on ensuring freedom of assembly and right of peaceful gathering? What reforms are necessary to carry out in order to ensure law-enforcement bodies to make great contribution into protection of law-defenders?
Azerbaijan will be represented at the event by Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova, the press service of the Azerbaijani Ombudsmans Institute told Trend.