Participants of the discussion:
Olga Tseytlina, lawyer of the Migration and Law network
Mayram Saymikova, representative of migrant workers’ community
Olga Abramenko, Stefaniya Kulayeva, Andrei Yakimov, experts of the anti-discrimination centre “Memorial”
Rimma Sharifullina, president of the Association for promotion of social protection of citizens “Peterburgskaya EGIDA”
Oxana Putsko, director of the department of legal support and public relations of the Federal Migration Service in St Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
The round table event on advocacy of migrants’ rights and discrimination in the socio-economic sphere was timed to coincide with Human Rights Day on December 10. This year this topic is even more urgent. The UN Council on Human Rights declared 10 December 2010 a Day against Discrimination, and the year of 2010 the year of socio-economic rights. Also, in 2010 the 20th anniversary of the approval of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is celebrated. International organizations called to press for ratification of this convention by all countries which have not done it yet, including the Russian Federation.
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