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Protecting human rights! Success stories of the public receptions of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

16February 2017

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

On February 16, 2017, at 11.00 am at the Glavkom News Agency (8/20 Shovkovychna Str.), a press conference dedicated to results of the network of public receptions of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will be held.

On the example of real stories from lives of ordinary citizens, who asked the lawyers of public receptions of UHHRU for help and defended their rights, defenders will show that successful solution of many difficult situations in the field of human rights protection is possible. The rights are worth fighting for! These inspirational stories and positive examples from practice of lawyers of the network of public reception were included in the collection of success stories. The publication will be presented during a press conference. Everybody can get acquainted with the publication.

The network of public receptions of UHHRU is a unique network of organizations, which are aimed at helping people to protect their rights and achieving positive changes in the field of human rights in the country.

Speakers of the press conference are:

Maksym Shcherbatiuk, UHHRU program director;

Nataliya Kozarenko. Coordinator of the network of public receptions of UHHRU;

Anna Yushchenko, a lawyer of the UHHRU public reception;

Volodymyr Vynohradov, a lawyer of the UHHRU public reception.

‘For me, as for the coordinator of the network of public receptions of UHHRU, is important to make our work even more coordinated. The experience of one reception becomes an experience of others. We have achieved that the documents received from the receptions of UHHRU are like “a red tag” for local officials, a signal of increased risk for those, who violated human rights’, said Nataliya Kozarenko, Coordinator of the network of public receptions of UHHRU.

During the press conference, lawyers and human rights defenders will provide additional information and materials on the work of the network of public reception of UHHRU, will present the publication – a collection of success stories and will describe the main challenges, which citizens face most often and ask lawyers for help.

Organizer: the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

Contact person:

Tetiana Honcharuk

e-mail: tetigoncharuk@gmail.com

 

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