The main purpose of the signed Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine, represented by Deputy Minister Inna Holovanchuk, and the Charitable Foundation "The Right to protection", represented by its President Oleksandr Halkin is the consolidation of efforts to protect the rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons and persons adversely affected by the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine and by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
The document outlines the following main areas of joint activities:
- providing expert and analytical assistance in the field of protection of the rights of internally displaced persons;
- exchange of information and advice on international technical and donor assistance projects and programmes in the field of protection of the rights of internally displaced persons;
- organization and implementation of joint activities aimed to raise legal awareness on protection of the rights of internally displaced persons;
- development of joint projects and/or programs aimed to establish the rule of law and to strengthen guarantees of human rights and freedoms with respect to the rights of internally displaced persons, etc.
“The Memorandum will serve as a basis for further joint activities of the Ministry for Reintegration and the Charitable Foundation "The Right to protection" in the field of protection of human rights for internally displaced persons, that were forced to leave their homes due to armed aggression of the Russian Federation, who were deprived of free access to state services, which are available to all citizens of Ukraine without exception,” emphasized Inna Holovanchuk.
Oleksandr Halkin, for his part, noted that for the team of the Charitable Foundation "The Right to protection" it is extremely important to have the opportunity to support the efforts of the Ministry for Reintegration with its long-term expertise and developments in the field of protection of the rights of the IDPs, and expressed expectations for the continuation of such cooperation and the adoption of new important decisions.