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Workshop on “Rights of refugees and internally displaced persons in Ukraine”

On February 1, 2018, the experts of the project named “Rights of refugees and internally displaced persons: European best practice and methods of implementation” which is coordinated by National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine in association with the partners from the Slovak Republic SME SPOLU and with financial support of Slovak agency for international development cooperation (SAMRS), conducted Workshop on “Rights of refugees and internally displaced persons in Ukraine” in cooperation with Kharkiv Law Movie Club.

The participants of the workshop were also the experts of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as well as the NGO “The Right to Protection” experts.


The workshop attendees watched “Home” – a documentary on those who are seeking home in Ukraine. The viewing involved a discussion on the following issues:

  1. Procedure for granting international protection of refugees from the angle of European integration of Ukraine.
  2. Fundamental rights – limited resources. Living with dignity: what are the minimum standards?
  3. Can legal instruments overcome social and cultural barriers?
  4. State sovereignty: the instrument in the hands of intolerant society or the legitimate right?
  5. Temporary special measures: what should be done to overcome the unequal approach to the displaced persons?

The workshop was also attended by the representatives of the Regional Center of Free Legal Aid, Migration Service, NGOs who are engaged in research of the issues of refugees, migrants, persons seeking protection, and internally displaced persons. Students, teachers of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, judges, lawyers also joined the discussion.

When the movie and discussion were over there were also interviews on the protection of human rights of displaced persons in Ukraine.