Guest lecture “Protection of human and civil rights”. Mykytyn Ihor (Director of the Regional centre for Free Secondary Legal Aid in Lvov Region)

17.05.2022 | 23:52

On 17/05/2022, a guest lecture was held for higher education applicants of the Educational Programs “Personnel Management in Public Authorities and Business Structures” and “Public Management and Administration”.

The guest lecture was given by the Director of the Regional Center for The Provision of Free Secondary Legal Aid in the Lvov region – Mykytyn Ihor. The topic of the lecture is “Protection of human and civil rights”.

Human rights are moral rights that every person in the world has simply because he or she is a human being. By demanding respect for our human rights, we morally require that the government of our country not do anything, because it is interference in my sphere, a pity for my dignity. Neither the other person nor any government can deprive us of our human rights.

Today, the protection of the rights of citizens is understood as one of the indispensable features of the modern state, ensuring the reality of the rights and freedoms of man and citizen is a kind of indicator of the constancy and maturity of the state.

During the lecture, we once again became convinced that the rights and freedoms of man and citizen do not constitute some abstract content of the rule of law, but require it to solve quite specific tasks – recognition and provision of such rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, which, in turn, provides for the protection and protection of citizens’ rights. In addition, ensuring and protecting the rights and freedoms of man and citizen is not just a separate task of the rule of law, but its intended purpose, the general direction of activity, which should be implemented in all spheres of public administration. Nationally and internationally, there is legislation imposing restrictions on how governments can treat their citizens. As individuals, we must not only respect the rights of others in everyday life but also closely monitor our government and the activities of the authorities. Protective systems exist for all of us only if we use them.

The armed aggression of the Russian Federation and its full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine forced the entire state apparatus and society as a whole to move to operational functioning under the legal regime of martial law. It was also interesting for the participants to discuss the appeal of temporarily displaced persons for help, the state of ensuring their rights while in the Lvоv region, about interaction with local self-government bodies.

The dignity of man, undoubtedly, is one of the fundamental values of humanity. Violation of this statute is unacceptable under any conditions, even during martial law.