Interim report on enforcement by Ukraine the UN Сonvention on the rights of the child

Interim report on enforcement by Ukraine the UN convention on the rights of the child (over a period of 2012 – 2016)

The report is submitted by Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, 2016. The report can be found by this link.

During its 56-th session that was held in January-February 2011, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child considered the consolidated third and fourth periodic reports of Ukraine on the implementation of the Convention. On the 21-st of April 2011, the Committee published the Final conclusions where it was recommended to the government to pay an attention to the number of problematic areas.

Among the areas that raised concern to the Committee are as well: preventing and counteraction to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment of children and counteraction to violence against children; non-discrimination and children rights protection of national minorities, including Roma children, children with impaired health and disability, children who are in conflict with law, asylum-seeking children, taking into account the views and opinion of a child; deinstitutionalization and development of family forms of parenting.

In view of the preparation by Ukraine of report on the implementation of the Convention in 2018, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union offers analysis of results achieved by Ukraine in implementing the Final conclusions of the Committee for five years after receiving them. In preparing the answers to recommendations made by the Committee, in particular we were looking up to the position of Ukraine in the estimates of international organizations and monitoring missions; analysis of the most important novels of legislation, laws, regulations, amendments in judicial practice; the activities of NGOs and dialogue with the government if the latter occurred.

The report had been prepared by experts of Coalition “Children’s Rights in Ukraine” Anastasia Bondarenko and Maria Yasenovska. The text of the report is submitted in the author’s edition.

This publication has been prepared and issued within the “Human Rights First” Project, implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and funded by Global Affairs Canada (Affaires mondiales Canada). The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Global Affairs Canada (Affaires mondiales Canada) or the Government of Canada.

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