At the meeting of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia decided to create a contact group on the development of civil society in the Russian Federation and Belarus.
"It was decided to form a liaison group, which included several members of the Council. They invite members of the civil administration of the Council under the President of Belarus to join them," — said the "Interfax" Mikhail Fedotov, Russian lawyer and human rights activist.
"This will create a group that will deal with contacts between the two Councils. This is done to work together to address human rights issues in Russia and Belarus ", — said Fedotov.
On the Russian side, the group included human rights activists Ludmila Alexeeva, Valentin Gefter, Yuri Zhyblade, Svetlana Gannushkina and others.
The Contact Group, in particular, will be engaged in the examination of legislation of the Russian Federation and Belarus from the point of view of human rights, access to justice, monitoring the implementation of labor and other rights of citizens of one state on the territory of the other.