As per tradition, the President will chair a meeting of the Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, a consultative body that assists the President of Russia in exercising his constitutional authority in this area, at the Kremlin.
The Council plans to discuss a wide range of issues – specifically, improving the judicial system, supporting compatriots abroad and protecting minors’ rights.
After the Council meeting, Vladimir Putin will meet with regional human rights commissioners, also at the Kremlin. More than 70 ombudsmen will be able to discuss the most topical issues from their everyday work with the President.
Human Rights Day was established in 1950 by a resolution of the UN General Assembly, two years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.