Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska: "A priority No. 1 in the joint project with UNDP there is an expansion of cooperation of the Office of Ombudsman with the public"

29/09/2015 15:27

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights declared this thesis after end of the meeting with the director of the UNDP Representation in Ukraine Mr. Janthomas Hiemstra dedicated to the beginning of implementation of the new joint project concerning enlargement of capacity of the Secretariat of the Commissioner which is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

According to her, it concerns, first of all, enlargement of a network of regional coordinators of the Commissioner.

One more important direction of activization of activity of the Office of Ombudsman during implementation of the project is access to public information, after all it is one of effective factors on the way of overcoming of corruption.

As for realization of the national preventive mechanism, the following step will be not only improvement of the monitoring mechanism, but also realization of special proceedings of the Commissioner together with the public representatives concerning investigation of human rights violations in penitentiary system.

Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska also informed Mr. Janthomas Hiemstra of implementation of monitoring of activity of the Ukrainian courts, in particular monitoring of application of the Criminal procedural code in courts of Kyiv which will be carried out further with assistance of the UNDP.

The considerable attention during a meeting was paid also to implementation of the Action Plan of the government for fulfilling the National strategy in the field of human rights.

Implementation of the new project of cooperation of the Secretariat of the Commissioner and the UNDP Representation in Ukraine is three years-long.