RIGHTS OF DISPLACED PERSONS ARE INTENDED TO BE ENHANCED ‒ THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS IS WORKING ON THE DRAFT BILL ON THE INTEGRATION OF IDPs INTO COMMUNITIES
Joint work is continuing between the Ministry for Veterans Affairs and the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine on a bill that will help in integration of internally displaced persons into the local communities in which they now live.
That's been reported by the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Oksana Koliada during communication with internally displaced persons in Kherson.
The adoption of the law will make it possible to carry out financial calculations, taking into account these persons, as residents of the communities, and also will expand their rights, including participating in local elections.
«This is one of the first draft bills which we are working on with experts. Together, along with the Office of the President, a working group was created, as well as at the Cabinet of Ministers level - this is our common task with Minister of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine Olena Babak. This is exactly what I said about my mission - to make sure that you are fully integrated in the communities where you live», ‒ noted the Minister.
According to her, the bill will be published for public discussion.
Viacheslav Gusakov, the OPORA public ombudsman for the Protection of Electoral Rights of Citizens in Kherson Oblast, gave his comments on the current situation to Ukrinform correspondent: internally displaced persons can take part in the presidential elections and in the elections in the nationwide multi-member constituency, but they cannot participate in local elections.
According to Ukrinform, the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Oksana Koliada began her working visit to Kherson from communication with internally displaced persons living in hostels of the regional centre.