On 14 and 15 July 2016, ACCESS’ director, Evgenia Giakoumopoulou was invited to speak at the Regional Forum “Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons: National and Regional Responses” organised by the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the Human Rights Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine” in close cooperation with the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
‘Prominent international experts Ms Erin Mooney, chief editor and co-author of “Enhancing the National Legal Framework in Ukraine for Protecting the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons” (Canada), Ms Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, Executive Director of the Advocacy Centre on Council of Europe Standards (France), Ms Mariam Giorgobiani, Associate Professor at “Sukhishvili” Teaching University (Georgia), Mr Massimo Moratti, Protection Manager with the Danish Rrefugee Council in Serbia shared their experiences and good practices from Council of Europe member states in responding to internal displacement. Along with national experts and key speakers they also made valuable comments and contributions to three working groups devoted to:
- Applicability of the European Court of Human Rights Case-Law and Council of Europe Standards in Protecting the Rights of IDPs in Ukraine;
- Recent Developments in Legislation Related to IDPs Rights and Social Payments: Regional Trends;
- Models of Compensations for Population Affected by Armed Conflict.
>>> Find out more about the event here.