Civil society advocacy campaign for elimination of legislative disagreements in issuing identity documents to members of Roma minority started In Ukraine.
The project provides carrying out campaign for lobbying modification of Law of Ukraine "About the state civil registration", the Family Code of Ukraine, "The rule of civil registration" and "Rules of modification of civil status records, their renewal and cancellation" that substantially will substantially simplify procedure of obtaining identity documents by representatives of Roma minority.
During implementation of projects on providing free legal aid to representatives of Roma minority by lawyers of Rozvytok Charity Foundation considerable system shortcomings of work of self-government institutions, justice, migration and registration service were revealed. Also contradictions in normative legal acts due to which Roma are almost deprived of access to the main services and participation in public and political life were revealed.
The question of access of Roma to realization of the economic and social rights, condition of implementation of the government plan of measures on realization of Strategy of protection and integration of Roma ethnic minority in the Ukrainian society till 2020 is a subject of permanent attention of the Authorized Human Rights Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Within the project and for the purpose of monitoring of condition of observance of the rights of Roma, the next visit of the Authorized Human Rights Representative Oksana Filipishina in respect to observance of children’s rights, non-discrimination and gender equality to Zakarpattya region is planned on October 13, 2015.
The project is realized by Rozvytok Charity Foundation in partnership with Secretariat of the Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights and International Renaissance Foundation with financial support of European Roma Rights Centre (Budapest, Hungary).
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