Strengthening the implementation of European Human Rights Standards in Ukraine
The €1.400 million Project is implemented in 2015-2016 under Programmatic Co-operation Framework between the European Union and the Council of Europe for the countries of Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
The Project’s goal is to support the alignment of Human Rights policies and practices by ensuring compliance of legislative and regulatory frameworks with European standards and capacity-building activities for legal professionals and National Human Rights Institutions in Ukraine. The Project will cover the following directions:
a) Support to police reform and fight against ill-treatment and impunity
through provision of sufficient expertise to conduct police reform in line with European human rights standards and capacity-building activities to strengthen and implement tools of prevention and investigation ill-treatment cases;
b) Strengthening the Ombudsperson’s Office operational capacities in Ukraine (ill-treatment in places of deprivation of liberty, non-discrimination, data-protection)
through provision of expert support to the National Preventive Mechanism and raising public awareness of its capacities; provision of expertise and support to improve Ombudsperson’s Office staff knowledge on anti-discrimination and data protection standards, in order to further strengthen their ability to advocate cases of the indicated specifics;
c) Implementation of European Convention on Human Rights
through awareness raising activities on the ECHR standards and case-law of the European Court for Human Rights for different groups of legal professionals, with extensive use of tools and materials of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (the HELP Programme).
Project Coordinator in Strasbourg, Head of the Unit, Eastern Partnership:
Senior Project Officer:
Tel: +38 044 3039914 (ext. 130)
Tel: +38 044 3039914 (ext. 131)
Council of Europe report “Ill-treatment in the activities of the National police of Ukraine: forms, extent, grounds”
First All-Ukrainian Student Forum «Discrimination in Ukraine: from apprehension to prevention» 4-5 November 2016, Kyiv
Council of Europe delivers training for prosecutors and policepersons of Ukraine on the prevention of ill-treatment
WORKING TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN HUMAN RIGHTS IN UKRAINE!