The Ombudsman published her annual report for 2015

During the first quarter of each year, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine presents the Parliament with an annual report on the state of observance and protection of human and citizen rights and freedoms in Ukraine. The text of the report can be accessed on the Commissioner’s site.

The report mentions such crucial challenges as the violation of the right to life, which has been occurring due to the events in Eastern Ukraine; flagrant violation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea; increase in the number of the internally displaced persons; significant decline in the social and economic living conditions of the Ukrainian citizens; infringement of the fundamental human rights of the Ukrainians, who have been imprisoned in the Russian Federation as a result of political persecution, abduction and the like.

According to the Ombudsman’s office, V. Lutkovskaya especially congratulated the adoption of the National Strategy for Protection of Human Rights, which, if implemented, should unite all branches of power and the civil society in Ukraine.

V. Lutkovskaya is certain that in order to prevent any future human rights violations it is necessary to analyze and draw conclusions with respect to such instances as the events of August 31, 2015, near the Parliament; criminal prosecutions with the elements of political agenda; lack of reforms in healthcare system; refusing to review the fundamental social and economic indicators; lack of strategic vision as to the strategy of restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty over the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Donbass. The analysis of these and other occurrences and factors has been conducted and reflected in the report.

The full text of the report can be accessed at the link (report – 2016).


Source: Law and Business

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