UHHRU press conference “What will protect ordinary people during the conflict? Presentation of civil society’s legislative initiative”



On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 12:30, press conference “What will protect ordinary people during the conflict? Presentation of civil society’s legislative initiative” will be held at news agency Glavcom (8/20 Shovkovychna St.)

On April 18, 2018, Draft Law On the Principles of State Policy on Protecting Human Rights under Conditions of Overcoming the Effects of the Armed Conflict was announced at the hearing of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, Ethnic Minorities and International Relations, which the working group under the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights has been working on since November 2017. The draft law offers a fundamentally new approach to the problems caused by the armed conflict. This is not just because it incorporates the best world practices, but also due to prospect of long-term consideration for both national priorities and the interests of ordinary citizens affected by the conflict.

The draft law will take into account the expectations of all social groups of Ukraine, needs of territorial communities and requirements of the international community. How was it developed and what provisions does it contain?

The key participants of this complex process will provide answers to these questions:

Valeriya Lutkovska (Ukrainian Institute for Human Rights),

Oleksandr Pavlichenko (Executive Director, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union),

Oleh Martynenko (Head of Analytics, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union).

Contact: Maksym Petrov (UHHRU), 095 483 48 45

This event is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the framework of the Human Rights in Action Program implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

The American people, through the USAID, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for over 55 years. In Ukraine, USAID’s assistance focuses on three areas: Health and Social Transition, Economic Growth and Democracy and Governance. USAID has provided 1.8 bln. technical and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since 1992. For additional information about USAID programs in Ukraine, please visit our website: or our Facebook page at


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