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Future of legal aid providers is being shaped in Istanbul
Working papers of seminar participants Photo by Olga Halchenko
Working papers of seminar participants

On November 4-6 Open Society Foundation conducts a seminar with the participation of its employees and partners, as well as international guests. Nine countries are selected: Ukraine, Moldova, the United States, South Africa, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Canada, Macedonia, Mongolia.

Participants exchange experience, develop common approaches and mechanisms of empowerment of the poor and socially vulnerable people, together plan future activity.

The main priorities are sustainable financial development of legal aid providers, institutionalization and interaction with the state, creation of working model of legal aid and its dissemination at the national level.

At the meeting director of "Human Rights and Justice" Program Initiative of International Renaissance Foundation Roman Romanov and coordinator Olga Halchenko will share achievements of Community Law Center Network. Let us remind that lawyers of the center network provide primary legal aid to residents of nearly several dozens of cities, settlements, villages of Ukraine. Due to their cooperation with local authorities about 20 councils adopted local programs on providing legal aid/raising legal awareness among the population.

Results of implementation of reforms in the sphere of free secondary legal aid in Ukraine will be presented by Andriy Vyshnevsky, director of Coordinating Center for Legal Aid Providing.

“Legal Space” follows developments. Information is updated.

Open Society Foundation is part of informal network of foundations and organizations of Open Society Foundations in more than 50 countries around the world that supports a number of programs on education, civil society, media, human rights and women’s rights.

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