The new online course “The basics of enforcement proceedings” will appear on the EdEra

The new online course “The basics of enforcement proceedings” will appear on the EdEra

Upon request of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine with the support of the EdEra online education studio produced the online course “The basics of enforcement proceedings” primarily aimed at private enforcement officers. The course covers a broad range of issues pertinent to the system of decision enforcement, including legal status of bodies and persons, performing enforcement of decisions, their rights and duties, general order of enforcement proceedings.

The course is currently in piloting mode with limited registration, and it is planned to make it available to anyone interested only in September this year.

Additional information on opening of the course will be provided later on the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine information sourses.

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine organizes two-day regional training seminars for heads of structural subdivisions of regional state administrations and representatives of civil society institutions

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine organizes two-day regional training seminars for heads of structural subdivisions of regional state administrations and representatives of civil society institutions

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine organizes two-day regional training seminars for heads of structural subdivisions of regional state administrations and representatives of civil society institutions.

The purpose of the training seminars is to improve the knowledge, skills and ability of the participants to establish cooperation in the process of formation and implementation of state and regional policy.

The training seminars will be held in the framework of the project “Enhancing Institutional Capacity of the Government of Ukraine and Civil Society Organizations to Co-operate Effectively in the Decision-Making Process”, the project is implemented with the financial support of the Government of the United States.
The trainings will take place in the following locations according to the schedule:
• Vinnytsia – 28–29 May 2019 for representatives from Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr regions; deadline for submitting applications is 21 May 2019
• Odesa – 30–31 May 2019 for representatives from Odesa and Mykolaiv regions; deadline for submitting applications is 23 May 2019
• Ternopil – 10-11 June 2019 for representatives from Ternopil and Khmelnitskyi regions; deadline for submitting applications is 3 June 2019
• Rivne – 12-13 June 2019 for representatives from Rivne and Volyn regions; deadline for submitting applications is 5 June 2019
Applications to participate in the training should be submitted on-line.

Questions and additional information requests should be referred to anastasiia.shovkoplias@osce.org.
This information is also available on site.

Wiki Legal Aid from LAP

Wiki Legal Aid from LAP

Recently, due to the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision, Wiki Legal Aid has started. The idea was borrowed in the Netherlands, where there is a similar platform.

Previously, the team of our partners analyzed over 100,000 questions that people were referring to the LAP system. As a result, 460 themes were devoted as a typical issues. After that, the consultants created legal advice on these topics and placed them on the platform.

Currently, in connection with the election, the number of visitors to the site is significantly increasing. Consultations are reviewed even in America, China, Japan, Canada and Europe.

The Center for Strategic Affairs of the UHHRU is seeking a lawyer in the team

The Center for Strategic Affairs of the UHHRU is seeking a lawyer in the team

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is looking for a full-time lawyer to the Department of Court Strategic Affairs at the office of the organization in Kiev.

The Center for Strategic Affairs of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union provides qualified legal assistance to victims of human rights violations in matters that change judicial practice at the national and international levels.

Requirements for the candidate:
– higher legal education;
– experience in drawing up legal documents;
– well-developed communicative skills;
– analytical thinking;
– personal motivation to work in the field of human rights protection;
– fluency in Ukrainian and Russian (oral and written skills);
– knowledge of English at the level – not lower than PreIntermediate (A2);
– ability to team work;
– ability to work with the most common computer programs;
– ability to learn quickly.

The resume can be sent by April 23, 2019

Read more about the vacancy and the submission of the CV on the site of the UHHRU.

Goose goes to elections: a creative way to combat absenteeism from the Ministry of Justice

Goose goes to elections: a creative way to combat absenteeism from the Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, within the framework of the National Law Education Project “I HAVE A RIGHT” along with illustrator and designer Nadia Kushnir, have prepared a series of original and witty images, the main character of which is the hero of well-known memes Goose.

Such illustrations are intended to draw attention to publications with legal information on the election of the President of Ukraine and to encourage all readers to show their public position more actively.

The Ministry of Justice has not only created  original pictures but also presented two videos with useful information for future voters.

Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision and DonNU Legal Clinic signed a memorandum of cooperation

Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision and DonNU Legal Clinic signed a memorandum of cooperation

March 25, the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision and the Legal Clinic “Pro bono” of the V. Stus Donetsk National University signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

Now an independent provider of free legal aid will be established on the basis of the LC. Also, students of DonNU will have the opportunity to take industrial and pre-diploma practice in the centers for providing the FSLA. They will also be trained at the committees of the Ukrainian National Bar Association. For students, curricula and distance learning courses will be developed. In addition, the teaching staff and specialists of the FLA system will take part in joint events.

This cooperation initiative was implemented with the support of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ukrainian National Bar Association, the All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization “Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation”, NGO Fund “Legal Education”.

All details can be found on the Coordination Centre website.

Additional Webinar on “Secure Digital Communication for Activists” by UHHRU

Additional Webinar on “Secure Digital Communication for Activists” by UHHRU

According to the results of the training on the basics of security and information hygiene conducted by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union March 8-9, 2019 in Kyiv, and taking into account increased interest in the issues raised, an additional webinar on “Secure Digital Communication for Activists” will be held.

The following issues will be discussed at the event:

  1. Smartphone or button phone?
  2. How to choose a secure messenger?
  3. Are there free VPN services?

Activists of human rights organizations and initiative groups that work in the field of LGBTQI rights protection and countering discrimination are invited to participate.

The webinar will be held on March 29, 2019, and the specific time will be determined jointly with potential participants.

Terms of participation:

  1. You need to be an activist of a human rights organization or initiative group working in the field of LGBTI law enforcement and countering discrimination.
  2. Fill in the questionnaire of the participant of the webinar.
  3. Get a link to the platform for hosting a webinar.

Participation in the webinar is free!

All additional questions can be clarified with Project Coordinator Maxim Petrov (m.petrov@helsinki.org.ua,+38(095) 483-48-45, +38 (068) 138-0775), or read the detailed information on site.

USAID’s Democratic Governance in the Eastern Ukraine (DG-East) Project Announces Grant Opportunity Competition for Public Organizations and Government Agencies

USAID’s  Democratic Governance in the Eastern Ukraine (DG-East) Project Announces Grant Opportunity Competition for Public Organizations and Government Agencies

The USAID Democratic Governance in Eastern Ukraine project asks to send concepts of grant projects aimed to strengthen communication and trust between citizens and authorities in Eastern Ukraine by promoting good governance and further development of Ukrainian civic identity.

The project will hold preliminary workshops on applications:

April 8, 2019 in Kramatorsk (from 14:00 to 16:00)

April 9, 2019 in Severodonetsk (from 11:00 to 13:00)

April 10, 2019 in Mariupol (from 10:00 to 12:00)

April 11, 2019 in Kyiv (from 14:00 to 16:00)

Concepts of grant projects are accepted until 23:59 Kyiv time on September 30, 2019, or as long as funds are available.

All questions regarding participation can be sent to: DGE-Grants@ukraineDG-east.com (in the subject line, please note: Questions APS01 / Запитання APS01). Answers will be provided as soon as they will be sent and  will be posted on DG East page.

Read more about the project on the site.

The Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision has concluded new Memoranda of Cooperation

The Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision has concluded new Memoranda of Cooperation

The Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision has signed two Memorandas of Cooperation.

The new partners of the organization are the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) and the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) within the framework of the PRAVOKATOR legal club project.

Within the framework of cooperation with UNBA it is envisaged to conduct joint actions for the qualification improvement of lawyers. These activities may involve educational and scientific institutions, international, charitable, non-governmental organizations.

Together with the UHHRU, organizations at the level of Kyiv and in the regions (namely, Odessa, Dnipro, Lviv, Kharkiv) will work together to strengthen legal awareness and capacity of citizens.

Read more on UNBA website and on the UHHRU page on Facebook.

Vacancy from HRHF for Advocacy Managers

Vacancy from HRHF for Advocacy Managers

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) is looking for a resourceful and well-experienced candidate to manage all aspects of HRHF’s advocacy programme, including line management of a small team. In addition to advocacy towards States and international organisations, the position entails working closely with Human Rights Houses (HRHs)/partners in the network of Human Rights Houses to develop and implement joint advocacy strategies within the countries where HRHs are located.

The CV should be completed by March 18 this year. This vacancy includes a six-month probation period and full-time employment.

All details can be found on the site.

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