On November 24 within the framework of the Council of Europe project «Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions» Presentation of a special report of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova «Realization of the right for housing for IDPs» was held in the online format.
Event was e-attended by international experts and researchers in the field of human rights, representatives of international organizations and ombudsmen, MPs, members of the government of Ukraine and relevant committees of the Verkhovna Rada.
Elina Shishkina, Advocacy Coordinator of the Right to Protection CF, also joined the discussion where she spoke about the problem of lack of funding for Affordable Housing and the Loan at 3% programs for 2021 (These programs provide an opportunity for IDPs to acquire housing), as well as on the work of commissions on compensation and implementation of the mechanism for payment of compensation for damaged or destroyed in armed conflict housing, which is provided by the Resolution №767 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine .
«The right of internally displaced persons to acquire housing and the opportunity to sell it, as well as the right to receive compensation for the housing damaged or destroyed in the result of an armed conflict should remain a key element of state policy»– said Elina Shishkina.
Earlier we reported that R2P jointly with civil society organizations, prepared and published an open appeal to the Budget Committee of the Verkhovna Rada and the Government of Ukraine on the need to finalize the draft budget for 2021 before the second reading and provide funding for the listed above programs.
Live streaming recording of the online presentation is available: