Saturday, July 19, 2008

Germany allocates EUR 25,000 to public organizations for human rights protection in Ukraine

German Ambassador to Ukraine Reinhard Schafers gave EUR 25,000 to Ukrainian public organizations for the implementation of three projects on the protection of human rights in Ukraine, as reported with reference to the Web site of Deutsche Welle.

Summing up the results of the contest, which was initiated by the German Foreign Ministry this spring, Schafers noted the great interest of Ukrainian organizations in this contest. One of the winners of the contest was the Cherkasy regional committee of soldiers' mothers, which, jointly with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, will draw up mechanisms for ensuring human rights in the Ukrainian army.

The committee's head, Svitlana Kasian, told Deutsche Welle about the committee's plans to introduce the institute of authorized persons to resolve internal conflicts. But the main thing, she said, is informing soldiers about international conventions, Ukrainian laws and other guarantees to their human rights.