LOST IN PAPERS: Observing Social Rights of Internally Displaced Persons

The publication presents complex analysis of the issue of observing social rights of internally displaced persons as a result of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. International and legal responsibilities of states are characterized in terms of protecting social rights and freedoms of people. The analysis of open sources and the survey conducted by UHHRU experts was used to define the status and to highlight the issues regarding the protection of social rights of internally displaced persons.

The publication in English may be found here.

This publication was prepared and issued within the «Human Rights First» Project, implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) and funded by the Global Affairs Canada.

Translation of this publication 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 being implemented by UHHRU. For additional information about USAID programs in Ukraine, please visit or Facebook page at

Opinions, conclusions and recommendations presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect views of the Global Affairs Canada or the Government of Canada, as well as views of USAID or the United States Government. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and UHHRU.

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