RUDN University Professor Aslan Abashidze Elected Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
For three years (2007-2009) Aslan Khuseinovich served as a member of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the UN Human Rights Council, and since 2010, he has been member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Currently, he is serving as Vice-President of the Committee for the second time.
The Committee is the leading international monitoring body in the UN human rights system for the implementation by 171 states of their obligations under human rights to work, social security, health, education and cultural rights.
The election of Professor Abashidze in the current conditions of international relations is the best evidence of the high international prestige of Russia, which nominated him, and RUDN, where he got higher education. This is proof of the recognition of high professionalism of Aslan Khuseinovich in the field of protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms at the universal level.
The slogan that Aslan Abashidze is guided by in his expert, research and teaching activities is the provision fixed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Every person has the right to a social and international order in which rights and freedoms <...> can be fully implemented.”
Professor Abashidze was invited as a co-author of the collective work The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights System, which will be published in 2023.
Professor Aslan Abashidze — Head of the Department of International Law of the Law Institute of RUDN University, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation.
Under the scientific supervision of Aslan Abashidze, 3 Doctoral theses were defended in public international law, as well as more than 50 PhD dissertations in the specialty “International Law. European Law”, among which 9 PhD theses were defended by international graduate students from Yemen, Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria, Syria and Ethiopia.
Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov presented awards from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, gratitude from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the Global Universities Association to the university staff.
Yury Chikhanchin, Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia (Rosfinmonitoring), presented Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN Rector, with a Certificate of Merit from the President of the Russian Federation.
On November 9, iHerb, the world’s largest retailer of vitamins, food supplements and healthy lifestyle products, signed an agreement with RUDN University, one of the leading Russian universities, on creating an International Innovation Research Center for Quality Control and Expert Research of Dietary Supplements. The agreement was signed by General Director of iHerb Russia Ilya Mikin and the Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov.