Ms. Zhanna Lukyanenko: "Creation of uniform government body - one of priorities in the solution of problems of internally displaced persons"

23/10/2015 11:01

The Representative of the Commissioner for observance of the rights of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) declared this thesis during podium discussion "Protection of the rights of internally displaced persons: problems and achievements", which was held within the international conference "The Role of National Institutions for Human Rights in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations".

According to her, in 1,5 years after the beginning of emergence of the conflict in Ukraine it is already possible to affirm that the state wasn't ready to such large-scale internal migration of people, and the high consciousness and energy of civil society, the powerful volunteer movement which assumed substantially functions of the state assisted to rescue this situation. On belief of the Representative of the Commissioner, today the state, the government have to concentrate the attention on long-term prospects of arrangement and creation of comfortable conditions for IDPs, to combine scattered efforts of various ministries and departments in one structure which could accumulate all work for assistance and supports to immigrants.

Characterizing participation of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights in the solution of numerous problems of immigrants, Ms. Zhanna Lukyanenko focused attention of participants of the international conference on two main functions of the Office of Ombudsman: continuous monitoring of observance of the rights of IDPs, and also active participation of specialists of office in legislative and rule-making processes.

Also, the position of the Representative of the Commissioner for observance of the rights of internally displaced persons was inaugurated for the solution of various problems which IDPs face, the Resource center for assistance to displaced persons uniting a number of NGOs was created. The resource center provides to IDPs the corresponding legal services, and also carries out monitoring visits to places where displaced persons live. Mr. Zhanna Lukyanenko also informed that she as the Representative of the Commissioner participated in process of amendments of procedures of crossing of the line of the conflict and administrative border with temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Representatives of national institutions for human rights of Georgia, Colombia and Croatia shared own experience with participants of the international conference - both positive, and negative - in the solution of problems of IDPs.