Archive: 9 2011

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EU-UKRAINE READMISSION AGREEMENT 11:18

Preventing Ill-Treatment of Migrants in the context of EU-Ukraine Readmission Agreement Implementation

Chernihiv Public Committee of Human Rights Protection launches new project Advocacy Campaigning for Prevention of Human Rights Abuses of Irregular Migrants and Persons being in Readmission Procedure in Ukrainian Detention Facilities.

The process of counteracting illegal migration is connected with the necessity to keep detained illegal migrants in closed facilities in custody (as a rule, in the temporary accommodation centers for the foreigners and stateless persons). Sometimes it leads to violation of human rights, and in some cases, to inhuman or degrading treatment of migrants. Until recently, this problem was exclusively connected with the migrants detained on the territory of Ukraine. But a new page in the issues of respect of human rights of detained irregular migrants was opened by Ukraine on January 1, 2010 when the readmission agreement between the EU and Ukraine has come into effect.

TRAINING ON MIGRANTS' RIGHTS IN UKRAINE 11:24

Volyn border guards, policemen and judges get trained to respect for human rights of migrants and asylum seekers

On 6-8 October, 2010, a series of trainings on the theme Protection of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Rights. EU-Ukraine Readmission Agreement Implementation for border guards, policemen and judges held in Volyn Region of Ukraine.

The following themes were highlighted: rights of migrants detained for violation of migration law (right to an effective remedy, interpreters assistance and right to appeal decision of authorities); international and national standards of treatment of illegal migrants; legal and institutional base on readmission in Ukraine and EU countries experience; problem of ill-treatment in the context of combating irregular migration and counter-traffcking; respect for human rights in the activity of law enforcement agencies, etc.

COMBATING XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM 17:42

Legal Assistance for Victims of Racism and Hate Crimes

Chernihiv Public Committee for Human Rights Protection continues activity on giving legal aid to victims of hate crimes and violence.

The program goal is to protect the victims of racism and hate crimes, prevention of such crimes by giving free legal aid and other assistance to the vulnerable groups in Chernihiv Region as well as to the foreigners detained in the Rozsudiv Migrants Accommodation Center in Chernihiv Region. For this purpose there will be carried out a number of human rights, education and information actions with the participation of the representatives of interested parties: minorities, refugees, migrants, policemen and border guards, NGO activists and wide sections of the population.

Commitee News

EU-UKRAINE READMISSION AGREEMENT 11:18

Preventing Ill-Treatment of Migrants in the context of EU-Ukraine Readmission Agreement Implementation

Chernihiv Public Committee of Human Rights Protection launches new project Advocacy Campaigning for Prevention of Human Rights Abuses of Irregular Migrants and Persons being in Readmission Procedure in Ukrainian Detention Facilities.

The process of counteracting illegal migration is connected with the necessity to keep detained illegal migrants in closed facilities in custody (as a rule, in the temporary accommodation centers for the foreigners and stateless persons). Sometimes it leads to violation of human rights, and in some cases, to inhuman or degrading treatment of migrants. Until recently, this problem was exclusively connected with the migrants detained on the territory of Ukraine. But a new page in the issues of respect of human rights of detained irregular migrants was opened by Ukraine on January 1, 2010 when the readmission agreement between the EU and Ukraine has come into effect.

TRAINING ON MIGRANTS' RIGHTS IN UKRAINE 11:24

Volyn border guards, policemen and judges get trained to respect for human rights of migrants and asylum seekers

On 6-8 October, 2010, a series of trainings on the theme Protection of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Rights. EU-Ukraine Readmission Agreement Implementation for border guards, policemen and judges held in Volyn Region of Ukraine.

The following themes were highlighted: rights of migrants detained for violation of migration law (right to an effective remedy, interpreters assistance and right to appeal decision of authorities); international and national standards of treatment of illegal migrants; legal and institutional base on readmission in Ukraine and EU countries experience; problem of ill-treatment in the context of combating irregular migration and counter-traffcking; respect for human rights in the activity of law enforcement agencies, etc.

COMBATING XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM 17:42

Legal Assistance for Victims of Racism and Hate Crimes

Chernihiv Public Committee for Human Rights Protection continues activity on giving legal aid to victims of hate crimes and violence.

The program goal is to protect the victims of racism and hate crimes, prevention of such crimes by giving free legal aid and other assistance to the vulnerable groups in Chernihiv Region as well as to the foreigners detained in the Rozsudiv Migrants Accommodation Center in Chernihiv Region. For this purpose there will be carried out a number of human rights, education and information actions with the participation of the representatives of interested parties: minorities, refugees, migrants, policemen and border guards, NGO activists and wide sections of the population.