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30 June 2009 WICC took part in the public hearing on the draft Law of Ukraine “On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings”

KYIV, 30 June 2009 representatives of the WICC, in particular, head of the Board Hanna Voynich and member of the Board Pavlo Vlasov took part in the public hearing on the draft Law of Ukraine “On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings”. Pavlo Vlasov reported on the results of the analysis of the draft law and its provision prepared by the WICC. Among many propositions on the improvement of the provisions of the draft law he stood up for the necessity of incorporating in the definition of trafficking in human beings, proposed in the draft law, the term “other illegal agreement which object is a person” as it is one of the crimes relating to trafficking envisaged by the article 149 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.  

The draft Law of Ukraine “On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings” was developed by the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport and supported by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine with financial support of the Danish Foreign Ministry.

 
11 June 2009 WICC took part in the seminar “Public Access to Legislative Process”

KYIV, 11 June 2009 – a member of WICC Board Pavlo Vlasov took part in the seminar “Public Access to Legislative Process”. The seminar provided participants with broaden knowledge in the field of lobbying and public participation in legislative process, instructions and practical advice from the persons who have considerable hands on experience in this activity, in particular, an independent expert on the rights of a child Simon Aekh (Sweden).  

The seminar was organised by the Parliamentary Development Programme and Women’s Consortium of Ukraine.

 
10 June 2009 WICC took part in the round table on the theme “Legislative Initiatives in the Interests of Children. Ukrainian and Sweden Experience”

KYIV, 10 June 2009 – a member of the WICC Board Pavlo Vlasov took part in the round table on the theme “Legislative Initiatives in the Interests of Children. Ukrainian and Sweden Experience”. During discussion he reported on the discrepancies of national legislation with the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  

The round tables was organized by the Subcommittee on Inter-Parliamentary Connections, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations of the Verhovna Rada’s Committee in Foreign Affairs, UNICEF in Ukraine, Women’s Consortium of Ukraine, Sweden organization “Save Children”, and Ukrainian union of women’s deputies with participation of the Parliamentary Development Programme.    

 
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