On March 13, 2019, a presentation of the Shadow report of the Coalition of NGOs on Ukraine’s implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights will take place.

In the context of the presidential and parliamentary elections that will take place in Ukraine in 2019, as well as local elections in 2020, civil organizations have prepared a observence of issues influencing the level of participation in elections for citizens affected by Russian aggression.

Main topics and speakers:
– Registration of births and deaths in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as issuance of identity documents: Alyona Lunyova, NGO “Human Rights Information Center”;
– Restrictions on freedom of movement: Olga Kuryshko, NGO “Crimea SOS” andMaria Krasenko, NGO “Donbas SOS”;
– Participation of internally displaced persons in elections, state governing and local affairs: Tetyana Durnyeva, NGO “GROUP OF INFLUENCE”.

The event will be moderated by Alexandra Dvoretska, CF “Vostok SOS” .

Where:  Ukrinform, News Agency (8/16 Bohdan Khmelnytsky Str., Kyiv, Art-Hub conference room)

When: 14:00

This shadow report focuses on the analysis of numerous violations of the rights of conflict-affected people in Ukraine, namely, internally displaced persons, residents of the TOTs, as well as those who were deprived of their liberty for political reasons on the temporarily  occupied territories of Ukraine.

The shadow report was drafted by the Coalition of NGOs that deal with the rights of internally displaced persons and the residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The authors of the report have considerable experience in drafting and advocating for legal provisions on the IDP rights protection, participate in working groups under line ministries, provide significant social, information and legal assistance to conflict-affected persons, cover events occurring on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

More details: Victoria Zolotukhina, 0504770800 or Andriy Sek, 0683523575

This event is supported within the project “Civil society for enhanced democracy and human rights” funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and implemented by UNDP