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Міжнародна конференція "Самоорганізація у світі, що трансформується: як забезпечити собі місце під сонцем?" відбудеться 17-20 травня 2012 року у м. Ялта, Україна.
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Асоціація УМДПЛ оголошує конкурс творчих робіт з міліцейської тематики! З 12 лютого стартує всеукраїнський конкурс на кращу фото-, відеороботу чи публіцистичний матеріал на тему дотримання прав людини працівниками міліції. Конкурс ініційований Асоціацією українських моніторів дотримання прав людини в діяльності правоохоронних органів (Асоціація УМДПЛ).

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Проект ПРООН «Розвиток громадянського суспільства» оголошує Конкурс ідей «Ефективні комунікації для ОГС» серед організацій громадянського суспільства. Півфіналістам Конкурсу буде запропонована безкоштовна участь у п"ятиденному тренінгу з практичних навиків ефективних комунікацій, що буде проведений спеціалістами Reuters Corporation. Фіналісти Конкурсу отримають гранти для реалізації власних міні-проектів з впровадження комунікаційних заходів та розробки комунікаційних продуктів.

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Kherson Regional
Charity and Health Foundation
The Danish Institute
for Human Rights (DIHR)

"Conference on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Provision of Legal Services. Best Practices from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe"
Kyiv, 27th-30th March, 2007

Conference Program

 Monday 27 March
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Addresses
The Honourable Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Ukraine, Ms Inna Yemelianova (invited)
Representative from the Embassy of Canada (invited)
Mrs Alla Tyutynnuk, President, Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation
Ms Carla Ferstmann, Director, Redress
Mr Paul Dalton, Senior Project Manager, Access to Justice, Danish Institute for Human Rights
10:50 a.m. Opening Presentation
"Legal Aid - a Human Right?"
Mr Simon Rice, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Discussion
11:30-12:00 a.m. Coffee Break
12:00 a.m. Session One (Plenary): Legal Services Provision from the Perspective of Public Authorities
    Issues for consideration:
  • State-provided / funded legal services and professional independence;
  • Reform of legal aid systems;
  • Indicators and quality standards for service delivery
Moderator: Mr Avrom Sherr, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, United Kingdom
Panelists:
1. Mr Bruno Kalemba, Chief Legal Aid Advocate; Office of Legal Aid, Ministry of Justice of Malawi
2. Ms Ta Thi Minh Ly, Director, National Legal Aid Agency, Vietnam
3. Ms Valentina Subotenko, Head of Centre for Legal Reform and Legislative Review, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
14:00-15:00 a.m. LUNCH
15:00 a.m. Session Two (Plenary): Provision of services by private and community-based organizations
    Issues for consideration:
  • - Challenges in the establishment and operation of legal aid networks;
  • Strategies for developing a program of services – prioritizing different types of assistance;
  • Monitoring and reporting activities;
  • Indicators and quality standards for service delivery.
Moderator: Ms Shelley R. Wieck, Country Director, Amercian Bar Association / Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, Kyiv, Ukraine
Panelists:
1. Mrs Alla Tyutynnuk, President, Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation
2. Ms Anna Ogdorova, Legal Aid Expert, Open Society Institute Justice Initiative, Budapest, Hungary
3. Ms Sehaam Semaai, Vice-Chairperson, Association of University Law Clinics, South Africa
4. Mr Simon Rice, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Discussion
17:00 a.m. Close of Session Two
19:00 - 21:00 p.m. Reception:
Keynote Speaker: Mr Sergiy Holovatiy, Former Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (invited)

 Tuesday 28 March
9:30 a.m. Session Three: (Plenary): Rights-based approaches in delivery of legal aid services
    Issues:
  • Developmental Legal Aid;
  • Legal Empowerment strategies;
  • Strategies for pursuing human rights advocacy through a legal services program;
  • Preventative legal aid: strategies for promoting legal and structural change at local and national level.
Moderator: Mr Fergus Kerrigan, Senior Advisor, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Panelists:
1. Ms Carla Ferstmann, Director, Redress Trust, London, UK
2. Ms Geeta Sangroula, Director, CellRD, Nepal
3. Ms Evelyn D. Battad, Free Legal Aid Group (FLAG), Philippines
4. Mr Paul Mulenga, Legal Resource Foundation, Zambia
5. Ms Reyhan Yalcindag, Human Rights Association / Diyabakir Bar Association, Turkey
Discussion
11:30-12:00 a.m. Coffee Break
12:00-13:00 a.m. Working Groups Working Group One: Civil Law
    Issues:
  • Access to health, education and other social services, legal services for the homeless, realization of social and economic rights, labour rights, land disputes, succession
Discussant: Mr Rudolph Jansen, National Director, Laywyers for Human Rights, South Africa

Working Group Two: Criminal Law
    Issues:
  • Rights issues in the criminal justice process;
  • Ensuring that process guarantees are respected in practice;
  • Providing Legal and Related Support for Clients in Custody;
  • Ameliorating the effects of pre-trial detention;
  • Assisting Clients in Custody to file and pursue complaints or to seek remedies;
Discussant: Mr Adam Stapleton, Penal Reform International, Malawi
13:30-15:00 a.m. LUNCH
15:00-15:50 a.m. Reporting Back to Plenum from the Working Groups
Moderator: Mr Fergus Kerrigan
Discussion
15:50-16:10 a.m. BREAK
16:10-18:00 a.m. Session Four: (Plenary): Redefining Access to Justice – Informal justice mechanisms and alternate dispute resolution forums
    Issues:
  • Role of traditional justice systems – examples of the incorporation of rights-based approaches into existing structures;
  • Application of alternate dispute resolution techniques as a means to reduce the number of cases entering the formal system.
Moderator: Mr Paul Dalton, Senior Project Manager, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Panelists:
1. Mr Fazlul Huq, Secretary, Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Bangladesh
2. Ms Elinor Wanyama Chemonges, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Uganda
3. Mr Abdul Basir Faizi, Legal Aid Lawyer, Kabul, Afghanistan
4. Mr Fergus Kerrigan, Head of Access to Justice Section, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Discussion
19:00 p.m. DINNER
20:30-22:00 p.m. Evening Film and Discussion
Film: ‘Freedom Behind the Walls’ (55 minutes), Penal Reform International (2005)
The film will be introduced by Mr Clifford Msiska, National Director, Paralegal Advisory Service, Malawi. (2005)

 Thursday 29 March
10:00-11:30 a.m. Special Session: (Plenary): Ukrainian experiences, current challenges and possible solutions
Moderator: To Be Advised
Panelists: A mixture of theoretical experts and practitioners from Ukraine, to be confirmed
    Issues:
  • Practical experiences of legal aid services and implementation of human rights standards in Ukraine;
  • What are the current problems? Why do these problems exist? What are the possible solutions as seen by the theoreticians and the practitioners, and how can we ensure that they are effectively addressed in the current law reform process.
11:30-12:00 a.m. Coffee Break
12:00-14:00 a.m. Session Five: (Plenary): The Role of the Legal Profession
    Issues:
  • Respective roles of Lawyers, paralegals and non-lawyers;
  • What are the trends at national level?
  • How can best use be made of the relatively small number of qualified lawyers who are able or willing to assist in legal aid programs?
  • What does the future hold for the particiaption of paralegals and non-lawyers particiaption in legal services programs?
Moderator: Mr Tom Geraghty, Professor of Law, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
Panelists:
1. Ms Sara Hossain, Barrister-at-Law, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2. Ms Sarah Geraghty, Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights, Atlanta, USA
3. Mr Andrew Kasirye, Past President, Uganda Law Society, Kampala, Uganda
4. Mr Clifford Msiska, National Director, Paralegal Adivsory Service, Malawi
5. Mr Anton Burkov, Attorney, Legal NGO ‘Suchesnik’, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Discussion
14:00-15:00 a.m. LUNCH
15:00-17:00 a.m. Closing Session: (Plenary): Holistic approaches to delivery of legal aid services
  • Holistic approaches seen both ‘internally’ (the organization of the organization); ‘externally’ (within a network of legal aid service providers), and with respect to the service-providers approach to the client;
  • Building bridges between public and community-based service providers. Moderator: Mr Adam Stapleton, Penal Reform International, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Panelists:
    1. Mr David McQuoid-Mason, University of Natal, South Africa;
    2. Mr Roman Romanov, Rule of Law Program Manager, International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine;
    3. Professor Yubaraj Sangroula, School of Law, University of Kathmandu, Nepal.
    Discussion Closing Speeches: Representatives from Kherson Regional Charity and Health Foundation and Danish Institute for Human Rights
17:30 a.m. Close of Conference
18:00 a.m. Farewell Dinner - Traditional Ukrainian Banquet and Music (Venue to be Advised) Occasional Speaker (to be confirmed): "Ukranian history, culture and likely future trajectories"

 DAY 4: (Optional)
8:30-13:00 a.m. Visits programme to selected legal aid and justice sector institutions
A half-day programme will be arranged for those participants who are interested in visiting and meeting with representatives from organisations within the Ukrainian justice sector or who have an interest in the current legal reform process in Ukraine. o Visit to the Ministry of Justice

Briefings by staff from relevant Departments within the Ministry on the Ukrainian legal system and the legal aid reform process.
o Visit to to a Kyiv community legal aid office
Presentation by staff of the office and subsequent discussion
o Visit to the Kyiv representation of Amercian Bar Associaiton (Central and Eastern European Law Initiative).