I welcome all the participants of St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 9 ½: Rule of corona.
I would like to give a special thanks to the World Health Organization, the Council of Europe, representatives of the UN as well as the bar, notarial system, and justice from all over the world for their interest and support of the Forum.
Despite the needs of lockdown and quarantine, people today are closer than ever, the world is united more than ever, because we are all resolved to overcome the pandemic. Isolation is required to preserve our good health, but under no circumstances should it turn into economic, legal, and social isolation. Our common goal is to share our experience, knowledge, and best practices. Today it is time to put into practice principles of global social responsibility – life and health of the humanity directly depends on it.