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Some norms of law on Donbas reintegration can violate human rights, - Ukrainian ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is about the part of the law, where the representatives of the law enforcement bodies, prosecutor’s office and Armed Forces can enter the private building without permission, confiscate anything if they consider this the criminal purposes and take away the cars, equipment and other stuff in the case of need
13:22, 25 January 2018

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Some articles of the law on Donbas reintegration recently adopted by the Verkhovna Rada can violate the human rights. Valeria Lutkovska, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights claimed this to 5 Channel.

‘In the text that I have seen and that was prepared for the second reading, there were really tough articles that deteriorate the situation with human rights in the particular region where the combat actions take place’, she said.

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Particularly, according to her, the issue is about the part of the law, where the representatives of the law enforcement bodies, prosecutor’s office and Armed Forces can enter the private building without permission, confiscate anything if they consider this the criminal purposes and take away the cars, equipment and other stuff in the case of need.

As we reported the Ukrainian parliament adopted as a whole the bill on the state policy aiming to secure the sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on January 18. 280 MPs voted 'for'.

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The draft law defines Donetsk and Luhansk regions temporarily occupied territories as the territories over which Russia’s armed groups and Russian occupation administration have established control (including land, water, subsoil and air). The boundaries of such territories should be determined by the president on the proposal of the Defense Ministry based on the reccommendations of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. The total absence of Russian servicemen in the occupied territories should be confirmed by the Defense and Internal Ministry - they must together submit a communication to Ukraine’s president, who shall take the decision. The president will decide on the beginning and completion of measures to ensure national security and counteract Russian aggression. Also, the Russian Federation is officially recognized as an aggressor country.

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