Video: Ilves, Albright Champion Human Rights ({{commentsTotal}})


Marking Human Rights Day yesterday, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright connected via video link from Washington to join in on the discussion at the annual conference of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights in Tallinn.

The two were at another conference being held by the National Democratic Institute, a US-based nonprofit that supports democratic development at the international level, which gave its annual democracy award to President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

The Estonian president - among 21 activists, entrepreneurs and officials receiving the award - was recognized for promoting e-governance and digital civil society.

The joint video appeal begins after a 50 second introduction in Estonian.