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The Faculty of Law marked the International Human Rights Day

"Youth and Human Rights", was the key topic of the Panel Discussion, which was organized on Tuesday (10th December 2019) on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, where panelists were renowned field experts, university students and high school students.

The Panel Discussion was organized by the Law Faculty of the South East European University.

The Panel Discussion was declared opened by the Pro-rector for International Cooperation and Research, Prof. Dr. Besa Arifi, who said that this day is not coincidentally marked at the South East European University, because the establishment of this University itself is related to one of the points of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the right for education in the mother tongue.

On the key topic, spoke Prof. Vigjilenca Abazi, who said that human rights are related with other living conditions in a society. Without strong institutions and the rule of law, we cannot say that the human rights are fully respected. It is something else the signing of a statement and something else its implementation in practice.

The Head of the Education Sector in the Municipality of Tetovo, Mr. Ahmed Qazimi, spoke about human rights and education, while Mr. Mevaip Abdiu spoke about the impact of the media on human rights. Concerning human rights and freedom of religion spoke Mafiz Rustemi, and on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Tetovo, spoke the spokesman Fatmir Rexhepi

Pro-dean of the Faculty of Law Doc. Dr. Arta Selmani in her address presented some of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, such as the right to education and the right to freedom of expression.

The student Anila Pajaziti had a very motivating speech about youth and their rights. Olti Esati, on behalf of the Local Youth Council and Euridit Fetahu, from the Union of High School Students, spoke on the same topic.

University and high school students asked many questions about the level of respect for human rights in the country.

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