Roundtable

Human Rights of Internally displaced persons

5 october

 


Moderator

Ganna Khrystova

Key speakers

  Costas Paraskevawill be one of the key speakers of the round table. He is an expert of the Advocacy Centre on Council of Europe Standards (ACCESS) and a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cyprus, an advocate and a member of the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). TBC

The event will be attended by representatives of state institutions who are responsible for implementing policies to protect the rights of internally displaced persons, recognized national experts etc.

Discussion questions

  1. Protecting internally displaced persons under the European Convention on Human Rights and other Council of Europe standards.
  2. Discrimination as a barrier to the realization of human rights of IDPs.
  3. Mechanisms of human rights protection of the internally displaced persons in Ukraine: ways of improvement.
  4. Experience and lessons of other countries – members of the Council of Europe, faced with the problem of ensuring rights of IDPs.
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Context

The review of the European standards of human rights protection of internally displaced persons which is the first edition in Europe will be a presented at the Round table.

The event will be held with the support of the Council of Europe “Strengthening human rights protection of internally displaced persons in Ukraine”, implemented within the CoE Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017. One of the objectives is promoting the improvement of the legal framework of Ukraine in the field of human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in accordance with European and other international standards. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders and raise awareness of the situation of IDPs, including their rights and the obstacles they face in exercising their rights in practice. The project also promotes initiatives and policy for the integration of IDPs at local and regional levels. More information about the project can be found on its website: http://www.coe.int/uk/web/kyiv/idps