We would like to offer you the Briefer#4 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for January 2015 issued within Human Rights in Action Program supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
For the purpose of obeying the Law of Ukraine “On State Guarantees on Court Decisions Enforcement” having been criticized by experts because of its defiance. On September 3 this year the Government of Ukraine enacted the Regulation No. 440 “On Establishing the Procedure for Repaying Debts under the Court Decisions Guaranteed to Be Satisfied by the State” to enforce the Law provisions.
Human rights defenders state that the regulatory documents issued by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) divided people from the Crimea into three groups: the ones residing in the Crimea, internally displaced people and citizens having left the peninsula and residing in mainland Ukraine still having the Crimean residential registration. The challenges faced by people from the third group are caused by the short-sighted policy implemented by the NBU and are impossible to be settled because of inadequacy of the legislation in force.
In order to implement the Law of Ukraine “On State Guarantees on Court Decisions Enforcement”, which received criticism among experts upon its adoption due to its actual non-compliance, and to enforce provisions of this Law, on September 3 of this year the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Resolution No. 440 “On Approval of Procedure for Debt Redemption under the Court Decisions, Enforcement of Which is Guaranteed by the State”.
The problems with state support of the military survivors have not arisen since the beginning of the ATO in Ukraine, and mass media continually reports about that. In fact the military survivors faced them earlier.
Human rights activists claim that the major contribution to the conflict that arose in Regions of Donetsk and Lugansk was made by the representatives of the administrative, legal and local governmental authorities. The created system of labour and land exploitation in Donbas, which was fully controlled by the Ukrainian oligarchs, has transformed into nothing but a form of neo-feudalism. These conditions led to the deterioration of the public administration system together with industrial and social structure.
People’s deputies are to support the initiative with regard to the collection of signatures and the soonest registration of the draft law on amending the Constitution of Ukraine that will enable Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute and become a member of the International Criminal Court, the human right activist organizations including Amnesty International, Euromaydan SOS and Public Freedoms Centre have announced today during the press conference held in Kyiv.
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