Právo a pořádek v ruském stylu

Lidé na celém světě se obávají, že z Ruska Vladimira Putina mizí politická svoboda. Snad jedinými lidmi, kteří si z plíživého autoritářství v Rusku nedělají těžkou hlavu, jsou samotní Rusové.

Rusové jako by se o politické svobody starali méně než o sociální věci - o penze, domácí násilí, práva dětí či policejní brutalitu. Většina Rusů opravdu zůstává netečná ke snaze vlády o okleštění svobody tisku a omezení práva na protest. Vzhledem k této apatii je můj úkol v roli ruského ombudsmana - kterýžto úřad pověřila Státní duma (parlament) ochranou politických práv v Rusku - obtížný, ne-li přímo nemožný.

Ombudsman funguje jako most mezi úřady a lidmi, který se snaží urovnávat konflikty mezi státními orgány a občany. Můj úřad je otevřen nejen ruským občanům, ale i cizincům a lidem bez státní příslušnosti, kteří mají pocit, že jsou ohroženi na svých politických právech. Přitom aplikujeme nejen standardy zakotvené v ruské ústavě, ale i mezinárodní právní principy a normy lidských práv, i když jsou někdy v rozporu s naší ústavou.

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