Russia is ready to defend the legal and social values, said Medvedev

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Stuckinarut in photobacteria Medvedev speaks at the plenary session the Future of the legal profession VIII St. Petersburg international legal forum. May 16, 2018Russia is ready to defend the legal and social values, said Medvedev© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Stuckinarut the image Bank

Russia is ready to defend the legal and social values outlined in the Constitution and the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, said Wednesday Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

«The Convention and the Constitution is based on the same universal legal and social values. Both documents become part of the legal system, our legislative and judicial practices, ultimately changed the destiny of a huge number of people. And we are ready to protect them, including with our European partners,» — said Medvedev, speaking at the St. Petersburg legal forum.

He also noted the symbolism of the coincidence of the anniversaries of the Constitution and the Convention.

«The first is the protection of the rights of citizens, the absolute priority for every lawyer. This position is enshrined in the Russian Constitution, which this year turns 25 years old. It is symbolic that this date coincided with another anniversary — 20 years of our ratifying the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms»,- he explained.

The RIA Novosti media group «Russia today» is the official news Agency of the St. Petersburg international legal forum in 2018.

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