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Legal aid to ATO combatants and members of their families. Time of systemic changes. Part І

“Problems can’t be ironed out by themselves. They need to be recorded,
 identified and if possible legally solved. If there is someone guilty – he should be brought to justice”.
Natalya Bimbirayte, Head of the Information Resource Centre “Legal Space”.

Since the beginning of the year lawyers of five Community Law Centers have been providing free legal aid (further FLA) to soldiers in Kherson, Volyn, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Kyiv oblasts. For this period they analyzed more than 2000 requests, carried out court case monitoring, identified system problems of military personnel and attracted attention to them of the authorities and society in the public statements.

How can ATO participants and soldiers get leave of absence

Soldiers, ATO participants and members of their families started asking for free legal consultations on leave connected with different life situations. Right to rest and order of granting leave of absence to those who protect our country as well as to all the other Ukrainians is written in Constitution and in legislation.

Complaints of even small landowners are accepted

Often small landowners face the fact that rent contracts are violated. They often do not fight for their rights and legal interests. However, legal practice of Chuhuev human rights group proves that people can achieve justice with legal support from lawyers.

Chuhuev human rights defenders sue the Cabinet of Ministers

Chuhuev human rights defense group is administrating local Community Law Center and is providing legal services to the community of Chuhuev. The Center’s lawyers had to make an administrative complaint on the Cabinet of Ministers in order to raise the region’s minimal subsistence level. The complaint was forwarded to Kyiv administrative court.

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Soldier’s rights abuse

Dmytro Subotin, mobilized soldier from ATO zone, turned to Chuhuev Community Law Center in October 2014. At that time Dmytro was in a bad shape: after spending several months fighting to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression, he was tired, stressed and broke. He asked for help and human rights defenders decided to take his case.

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