International Ombudsman Conference in Istanbul
The representative of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova, spoke for Ukraine at the International Ombudsman Conference in Istanbul
Today (Nov. 19) is the second day of the the International Ombudsman Conference in Istanbul.
Lyudmila Denisova, the Verkhovna Rada’s human rights point person, spoke from Ukraine.
The speakers discussed the importance of the principles of equality and justice in public administration, the absence of discrimination and the exchange of experience of ombudsmen from different countries.
Denisova thanked the countries for support of the UN resolution on human rights and also called on others to support the resolution in December at a meeting of the General Assembly.
On Monday (Nov. 18) Denisova held a number of important meetings for Ukraine. Among them was a meeting with the Chief Ombudsman of Turkey, Sheref Malkoch. During the meeting, she thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his firm position in relation to Crimea and his assistance in the release of Ukrainian political prisoners Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov.
She also thanked Turkey for the fact that Ankara was one of the co-authors of the United Nations resolution on human rights in the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol. During the meeting, she handed over a list of 115 Ukrainian citizens who have been held in captivity in Russia and the annexed Crimea.