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Lawyers “brought” water to residents of Fedorivka
  • Written by Olena Orlova, IRC "Legal Space"
  • Published in  Events
Lawyer Vyacheslav Lyakh advises citizens Lawyer Vyacheslav Lyakh advises citizens

Residents of the village of Fedorivka (Bilozerka district) appeared in a difficult situation. People were left without water for consecutive days as the water supply was blocked, allegedly because of the accident and debts. Human rights defenders, who came to Fedorivka for the field legal advice, found that the organization that provides water supply services improperly keeps records and contracts with consumers. Now the company will be revised and residents will restore the water supply.

On April 24, in the premises of the Fedorivka village council the field legal consultation was held by the regional coordinator of interaction with the public of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights in Kherson region Oksana Tropina, a lawyer of Bilozerka office of the Legal Development Network Vyacheslav Lyakh, an integrator of Kherson local center for free secondary legal aid Volodymyr Kutsenko and a specialist of Belozerka Legal Aid Bureau office Natalia Nechay.


Lawyers Oksana Tropina and Natalia Nechay from Belozerka Legal Aid Bureau office are receiving citizens.

In addition to the typical cases regarding the inheritance of property and the recognition of property rights, human rights defenders at the meeting dealt with the most important issue for the villagers – the lack of water.

People complained about the head of one of the organizations that provides water supply services.

As explained by the head of the Dzherelo Union in question, the water was closed due to an accident on the pipeline, and also for water arrears.

Lawyers considered documents provided by the head of the organization and found that the approved water tariffs do not exist, contracts with public for water supply are not concluded.

The Chairman of village council Natalia Grydina together with the residents decided to immediately re-elect the head of the Union and to conduct an audit of the organization.

The villagers were very grateful to the lawyers and the representative of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for human rights for their assistance in solving urgent problems. People are waiting for the next visit of human rights defenders.

The visits of lawyers are carried out in the framework of the project "Strengthening legal capacity of rural communities", implemented by NGO "The Bilozka Regional Development Center" in partnership with the Fedorivka village council and the Kherson center for providing FSLA with the support of International Renaissance Foundation.

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