A great idealist wrote that people are born with equal rights. Then thousands of people cynically and sagaciously criticized it. Some diligently tried to make it real. It’s a paradox, but both the second ones - with their determined belief, and those who were unsparingly criticizing contributed that the idea, even slowly, but started to get formed in the minds of people and nations.
As a lawyer, I believe that people’s equality before the law is the most important principal, because I know that it’s the basis of jurisprudence. As a practical person, I also know that this is one of the most difficultly implemented norms. As a realist, I have no doubt that on a way of implementing this mission people more often become targets for criticism than win admiration.
But as an optimist I believe that “the drop taps the stone”.
And finally as a humanist, I completely agree with some other idealist who said: “No one forces you to change the world and make it better, but no one freed you from participating in that.”
In my practice I will follow the next principle – the dominant is not the deed as a result, but the people standing behind it, because the sum of separate people’s victory is more than one victory divided between all.
I am grateful to all those who were not indifferent to my election as a Human Rights Defender. Also to those who by their negative attitude gave me a chance to once again analyze my past actions and make conclusions for the future. I am grateful to those who by their positive attitude strengthened my belief in me and an aspiration to be more productive in this post.