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Isolating the isolated: a draft law on temporarily occupied territories

November 09, 2016 15:50 0 4403
On Friday, 4 November, at 13:00 Ukrainian Crisis Media Center will host a press briefing “Isolating the isolated: a draft law on temporarily occupied territories”

In July 2016, 29 Members of Parliament of Ukraine have registered a revised version of the draft law No3593-d “On Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine”. International humanitarian and civil society organizations are concerned that the draft law further contributes to the isolation of so-called “occupied territories” and fully rejects Ukraine’s responsibility for the protection of human rights of its own citizens residing in non-government controlled areas. In its current version, the draft law also undermines the fundamental principles of reconciliation and post-conflict settlement.

The list of press briefing speakers will include:

  • Georgi Tuka, Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons
  • Grygoriy Nemyria, Member of Parliament, Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations;
  • Hugues Bissout, UNHCR Senior Protection Officer  
  • Olga Anoshkina, Legal Expert of the Charitable Fund VostokSOS,
  • Tamila Tasheva, Coordinator and Co-founder of the civic initiative “Crimea SOS”
  • Daryna Tolkach, advocacy сoordinator of the Charitable Fund “Right to Protection”
  • Krista Zongolowicz, Danish Refugee Council, Country Director for Ukraine

Venue: Ukrainian Crisis Media-Centre (Khreshatyk Street, 2).

Contacts for media accreditation: [email protected], +380 67 407 1863


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