In Saint Petersburg, the Conference of Heads of Prosecutor's Offices of the European States on the subject of “Role of Prosecutor's Office in Protection of Individual Rights and Public Interest in light of Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights” organized by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the International Association of Prosecutors completed its work.
Having summarized the outcomes of the Conference, Mr. Igor Krasnov thanked the participants for the constructive dialogue and interesting presentations.
Having reached out to the participants, he said, ‘The Russian Prosecution Service is always open to a productive cooperation. I trust that in order to effectively protect human rights we must act as transparently as possible’.
Having passed the floor to Mr. Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who had joined the event through a video system, Mr. Igor Krasnov noted that the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation highly appreciated the partnership with the Council of Europe, ‘Today’s event organized in cooperation with the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law is quite an illustrative example of the effectiveness of our interaction.’
Mr. Igor Krasnov expressed confidence that in the light of new powers of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, working relations would just develop and strengthen, which would make it possible to more effectively and, most importantly, promptly protect the civil rights.
Having passed the floor to the second co-organizer of the Conference Mr. Han Moraal, Secretary General of the International Association of Prosecutors, Mr. Igor Krasnov emphasized, ‘The International Association of Prosecutors plays an important role in the life of the global professional procuratorial community, contributing to the establishment of direct non-politicized contacts among representatives of our profession around the world.
It is symbolic that this Conference is being held in Saint Petersburg, where the first Regional Representative Office of the Association was opened in 2017 and is currently operating.’
In concluding the Conference, the organizers prepared a final document on the subject of “Role of Prosecutor's Office in Protection of Individual Rights and Public Interest in light of Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights”, which reflected the outcomes of the work done and contained some recommendations to the procuratorial community.
The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation also invited the participants to take part in the celebrations dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Prosecution Service scheduled for January 12, 2022.