The book “Human Rights and Personality. The role of the individual in the knowledge, protection and realization of human rights,” was published under the scientific editorship of Professor Ivan Kotlyar, who also acted as a compiler of which. 


The collection includes materials of a republican scientific and practical seminar on the mentioned problem held on the initiative of the professor on December 8, 2018, in Brest by the Republican Public Association for the Protection of Human Rights (the Belarusian Section of the International Society for Human Rights) together with the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Republican Public Association “Belarusian Philosophical Society,” and the Brest Central City Library named after A.S. Pushkin.

The focus is on the contribution of Nobel Peace Prize and Sakharov Prize winners (Academician Andrei Sakharov, writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Karl Hafen, Marat Zakhidov, and other leaders who have made a great contribution to the protection and realization of human rights). The contribution in the field of human rights of Professor Ivan Kotlyar has been objectively evaluated too.

The reviewers of the collection were: Aleksandr Kuish, Ph.D. (Philos.), Senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vitaliy Garmatnyy, Ph.D. (Hist.), Pro-Rector for Education at Institute of Entrepreneurship and Parliamentarism, Fedor Leonov, Pro-Rector for Education at Grodno State Agrarian University, Professor Mikhail Stralets, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Humanities at Brest State Technical University.

The book is published in Russian, a number of materials are translated into English. In our opinion, the materials of the publication will be useful to everyone who is interested in the problems of the individual and the history of the world human rights movement. It will be read.

Pavel Pernikau, board member, head of the press center of the ISHR (Belarus)