Moscow's human rights report
Konstantin Dolgov – Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Human Rights
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s first report on injustice in other countries has caused a stir. It slammed the Western and particularly American human rights record, drawing some fierce criticism. Mainly critics say the report is biased and just another round of the Russian-American rhetorical battle. Yet the Foreign Ministry plans to publish such reports every year – just like the US Department of State does.
So, can the Russian human rights watch effort really become common practice? And are these kinds of reports a reliable source of information or a mere diplomatic trick?
We’re asking the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov.