Vadim Krasnoselsky Discussed with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights


The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, arrived in Pridnestrovie with an introductory mission. The Bosnian human rights activist holds the post of Commissioner since the beginning of 2018. The Institution itself has existed since 1999. Expressing gratitude to the guests for the visit, Vadim Krasnoselsky emphasized that Pridnestrovie appreciates cooperation with the Council of Europe, especially in such an important area as human rights protection. The PMR President noted the attention that representatives of various human rights organizations pay to the republic, emphasizing that Pridnestrovians welcome such an interest and listen to the opinions and recommendations of specialists. Vadim Krasnoselsky spoke about the conditions in which the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic lives and develops and noted that their complexity is due to international non-recognition. At the same time, the President of Pridnestrovie emphasized that the PMR is a rule-of-law state that strictly respect human rights. The Ombudsman Institute has been operating in the republic on constitutional basis since 2006. “The man, his rights and freedoms are the highest value of society and the state. The protection of the rights and freedoms of people and citizen is the duty of state,” Vadim Krasnoselsky quoted the article of the Basic Law of the PMR.  

The European Ombudsman, in turn, noted that the main principle of her official activity is that she is the Commissioner for Human Rights for all people, regardless political aspects and place of citizens’ residence Dunja Mijatović indicated that during her visit to Pridnestrovie she will focus on issues related to the protection of the most vulnerable rights, in her opinion, population groups - children, women, people with disabilities and aspects such as the right to housing and healthcare.

At the end of the meeting, Vadim Krasnoselsky called it important and productive, noting that a detailed conversation took place during which various issues related to the protection of human and civil rights were raised. The interlocutors exchanged views, voiced proposals for further interaction, agreeing to maintain working contacts.

Source: the PMR's President website