Several of Ukraine NGO Forum members have endorsed a position paper on draft law №3593-d

Several of Ukraine NGO Forum members have developed and endorsed a position paper on draft law №3593-d “On the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.” They are certain that the bill will not foster the return and reintegration of the occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine, although it is likely to worsen the situation instead.

If adopted, the draft law will further contribute to the isolation of the areas in question, deny protection of human rights and freedoms to the people, and hinder the prospects for reconciliation and post-conflict settlement. Restricted humanitarian access due to the further economic and transport blockade of the “temporarily occupied territories” may lead to the disrupted provision of essential supplies to inhabitants of non-controlled parts of the country. In turn, this tightening of the regime may cause new waves of displacement.

In respect of human rights, the adoption of such law could significantly complicate the human rights situation of millions of people living on the temporarily non-controlled territories of Donbas region, as well as internally displaced persons.

Find out the Position Paper here: