The state, in spite of the crisis, if desired, to provide a balance between the decisions taken in the interests of the country and protect businesses, and the need to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, said the Ombudsman.
MOSCOW, 22 Mar. The state even in crisis conditions capable of guaranteeing the balance between decisions in the public interest and the protection of business on the one hand and ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens on the other, and now have the practice of solving problems by “extortion” from citizens is irresponsible and dangerous, said Commissioner for human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova.
“Of course, the guarantee of the fundamental rights and freedoms requires appropriate resources and funding. However, non-compliance inevitably leads to even more waste: the devaluation of the most valuable — human capital”, — stressed the Commissioner in the report for 2015, published on the website of “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on Tuesday.
In the aggravation of problems in almost all spheres of life “in no event it is impossible to perceive human rights as a luxury,” said Pamfilova.
“Even in times of crisis the government is able, if desired, to ensure a reasonable balance between the decisions taken in the interests of the state and business protection, and the need to ensure the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens. The practice of dealing with macroeconomic problems through withdrawal of funds from the “pocket” of ordinary citizens by the so-called “extortion” — an irresponsible, short-sighted and dangerous for its negative consequences,” — said Pamfilova.