«Right to Protection» (R2P)
The history of CF «Right to Protection» (R2P) dates back to 2001 when it was founded as HIAS in Ukraine. From 2001 to 2013, R2P operated as HIAS’s constituent organization on the ground in Ukraine. In 2013, R2P split off and became an autonomous, non-governmental organization operating in Ukraine. From HIAS, R2P inherited its structure and its status as an executive partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as many of its projects, its professional experience, and its standards for quality. Today we are fully independent from HIAS, but we still work closely with their DC-based headquarters, and we rely on their valuable pool of assets, experience, and partnerships.
The organization is conceived as the Representative Office of the international organization HIAS in Ukraine (www.hias.org).
HIAS in Ukraine becomes an implementing partner to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Ukraine.
HIAS in Ukraine establishes the autonomous organization CF «The Right to Protection».