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Summer School of Legal Education: “Soon our Society will be in your Hands”


From July 15 to July 21, 2019, the second Summer School of Legal Education of the “School of Human Rights Defenders: Learn and Act” project was held in Moscow. The project was implemented at the expense of the Presidential Grants Fund and the Russian New University (RosNOU).

Greetings to the school participants were sent by the Russian ombudsman and project mentor Tatiana Moskalkova, who noted the importance of knowing the rights of a person and a citizen and the ability to protect them: “Anyone who does not know, or does not want to comply the law, does not know how to prove his or her case, can easily part with life or freedom <…>. For a human rights activist, to hear people's opinions is to accurately diagnose the social ills of society. I hope that this will be your main guideline, because soon our society will be in your hands.”

The Summer School’s events took place in the Jupiter hall of the Cosmos hotel complex, the Museum of Cosmonautics, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and the Museum of GULAG History. 45 volunteers from 21 regions of Russia selected on the basis of the remote phase were attended in the events.

Upon graduation, the participants received certificates of coordinators of the Corps of Legal Volunteers and can now implement programs and practices on behalf of the School of Human Rights Defenders Project: Study and Act in their regions.