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News

11 October 2017, 12:45

Joint efforts for human rights’ sake

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

On October 12th Brussels will be hosting a joint meeting of the Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights and the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).

It will be for the first time in the entire European Parliament’s history of contacts with parliamentary committees of the non-EU countries that such a meeting takes place.

At the meeting, there will be discussions over the following issues:

Human rights and challenges in Ukrainian regions of the conflict

-responsibility for human right violations in the temporarily occupied territories,

-support of rights of the internally displaced persons,

-Ukrainian hostages, political prisoners and the illegally seized in the Russian Federation, in the occupied Crimea and the Donbas,

-human rights in the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol’, in the Donbas; the outlook for launching permanent international monitoring procedures,

-monitoring of women’s rights observance over the temporarily occupied territories.

Internal reforms, institutions and changes in legislation on human rights, non-discrimination and support of minority rights

-implementation of the National Human Rights Strategy of Ukraine,

-observance of minorities' rights in Ukraine, including their language rights; observance of the Ukrainian minorities’ rights in the EU countries,

-association and participation of Ukraine in international procedures for human rights protection,

-national institutions and regulatory authorities for human rights observance, including ombudsmanship,

-freedom of expression and the mass media.

The event will be attended by:

Hryhorii Nemyria, the Committee on Human Rights Head,

Antonio Panzeri, the DROI Head,

Valeriia Lutkovska, the Ombudswoman of the Ukrainian Parliament,

other members of the committee and subcommittee, public organizations and experts.

A range of meetings with the European dignitaries and politicians has been scheduled by the head of the Committee on Human Rights Hryhorii Nemyria.

Worthy of note

Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI)

The Subcommittee, known by its acronym DROI, organizes hearings and discussions on all sorts of human rights issues. These discussions lead to the adoption of reports and resolutions, thus contributing to the international debate on subjects such as the death penalty, torture or the fight against impunity. The Annual Report on Human Rights, which takes stock of the human rights situation in the world, is drafted by the DROI Subcommittee.

Organization and responsibilities of the Subcommittee on Human Rights

The Subcommittee consists of 31 members and 23 substitutes, thus mirroring the structure of the European Parliament as required in Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure. The Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) is a subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Its main responsibilities are set out in the fifth paragraph of the Foreign Affairs Committee’s responsibilities: "issues concerning human rights, the protection of minorities and the promotion of democratic values in third countries. In this context the committee is assisted by a subcommittee on human rights. Without prejudice to the relevant rules, members from other committees and bodies with responsibilities in this field shall be invited to attend the meetings of the subcommittee."

Objectives of the Subcommittee:

The Human Rights Subcommittee may not adopt reports or draft resolutions.

However, DROI provides important expert advice and a forum for essential debate where NGOs, human rights defenders, members of the European Commission or the European Council can present their views. One of the Subcommittee’s objectives is to raise members’ awareness of human rights issues and to invite them to speak about and support actions in favour of human rights.