The President promised to the Ombudsman to make efforts to ensure human rights in Ukraine
On April 13 the President of Ukraine met the Ombudsman Nina Karpachova.
As the press-service of the Ukrainian Ombudsman informs, during the meeting they discussed a range of problems regarding keeping to rights and freedoms in
Much attention was paid to the problems of keeping to political, public and social-economic rights of citizens in
The President supported the position of the Ombudsman on preserving the State department for punishment execution in the “acting status” and gave corresponding instructions. They agreed about common visiting penitentiary institutions soon.
In addition, during the conversation they spoke about the possibility of introducing dual citizenship. The Ombudsman was invited to the work group on the issue and to the direct participation in the sessions of the Council of the national safety and defense.
The interlocutors touched the issue of the rights’ protection of the victims of the Sknyliv’s catastrophe. Nina Karpachova passed a letter to the President with the grounding of the problem. Viktor Yushchenko agreed that the current status of the victims as those who suffered “of a general ailment” looks cynical. He entrusted the government of
They also discussed the question of supporting the family of the perished journalist Georgy Gongadze, particularly, his two minor children, mother and wife.
They also touched the matter of continuing the common Ukrainian-Cuban program “Children of Chornobyl” which marked its 15th anniversary recently. Nina Karpachova passed to the President the request of parents of 20 thousand children who were cured on
The question of keeping to the rights of national minorities in
Finishing the meeting, Viktor Yushchenko singled out that as the guarantor of keeping to the constitutional rights and freedoms in
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