The first practical program of legal capacity-building launched yesterday in Kyiv is being implemented by the Ukrainian School of Practical Knowledge in Access to Justice.
Yulia Matveyeva, Development Manager of Educational Component of the Association about the event: “It was an amazing festival for everyone who was not indifferent to the need to provide FLA, assistance to vulnerable groups. Geography was impressive: representatives from Moldova, Georgia, Argentina and, of course, Ukraine. Improving access to legal aid for the participants is also impressive – a few words about them – they have been competitively selected to attend the school and can themselves be coaches and teachers on many issues, but all of them were led to a friendly Kyiv summer by a tireless desire to make changes to improve the protection of human rights in their countries and to share the experience of others”.
Today during a joint panel discussion “Practices that made it possible to expand access to justice for Ukrainians: what are the results?” Moderated by Larysa Denysenko, Communications Development Manager of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Maria Tsypiashchuk presented the experience of Ukrainian legal clinics in implementing Street Law (‘Practical Law’).
The organizers of the Program are the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Legal Aid Coordination Center, the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation, the Legal Development Network, the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation, and the Affordable and Quality Legal Aid Project in Ukraine.
Photo credits: Ukrainian Access to Justice School of Practice