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Friday, 23 June, 16:15, 2017

Valeriia Lutkovska: «Thanks to Twinning Project we have a possibility to study the best practices of EU member-states»

This was pointed out by the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (hereinafter – the Commissioner) at the second meeting of Steering Committee of the Twinning Project («Implementation of the best European practices with the aim of strengthening the institutional capacity of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to protect human rights and freedoms») which took place today in the Office of the Ombudsperson. The Twinning Project is aimed at ensuring an effective response to human rights violations by strengthening the institutional capacity of the Commissioner’s Secretariat.

Friday, 26 May, 10:30, 2017

Aksana Filipishyna: «Situation with exacerbation of inter-ethnic tensions needs an adequate response by law-enforcement authorities in terms of efficient investigation of committed crimes and prevention of new ones»

During the monitoring and control over observance of non-discrimination principle, an extreme form of such a phenomenon being crimes on the grounds of racial, national, religious or other intolerance, officers of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights (hereinafter – the Secretariat) identified that there was a dispute between a group of activists and members of Roma community on the night of May 23 to 24, 2017 at the Kyiv railway station.

Wednesday, 24 May, 14:00, 2017

The Commissioner for Human Rights makes a point: the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are human rights guaranteed by the Constitution

According to information in mass media, on June 18, 2017 in Kyiv human rights NGOs will hold the “March of Dignity” – a peaceful manifestation to support the idea that we need to respect human rights regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or any other signs.

Thursday, 13 April, 11:30, 2017

Valeriia Lutkovska: “Without observance of human rights there will be no European future in Ukraine”

Such a conviction was expressed by the Ombudsman of Ukraine at the round table “Second year of realization of the National Strategy in the sphere of human rights: what have changed?”

Tuesday, 11 April, 14:00, 2017

Other fourteen prisoners were transferred to the territory under the control of the Government of Ukraine

Today, on April 11, 2017, 14prisoners were transferred from the territory non-controlled by the Government of Ukraine. They had been serving sentences in places of the deprivation of liberty in so called “DNR” and expressed their wish to be relocated to the territory under the control of the Government of Ukraine to further serve the sentences.

Tuesday, 04 April, 17:30, 2017

Valeriia Lutkovska discussed with Ambassador Mara Marinaki implementation of the freedom from discrimination and gender equality issues in Ukraine

At the meeting with the European External Action Service (EEAS) Principal Advisor on Gender and on UNSCR 1325 Ambassador Mara Marinaki the Ombudsperson of Ukraine Valeriia Lutkovska stressed that over the last years she submitted to Ukrainian authorities a number of recommendations aimed at improvement of the national system of preventing and combating discrimination.