Human Rights Advocacy Forum. Program

Human Rights Advocacy Forum will gather about 20 leading Ukrainian and international experts and more than 100 participants in Lviv, on May 31st. During four thematic panel discussions, participants will discuss the real challenges facing advocacy and human rights movement in Ukraine.

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY FORUM PROGRAM

(Lviv, May 31st)

9:15-9:45        Registration, welcome coffee

9:45-10:00      Greetings

Fr. Dr. Bohdan Prach, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, human rights activist

            Ivan Horodyskyy, Ph.D., Director of the UCU School of Law, managing partner at the “Dexis Partners” Law Firm

            Bohdan Kryklyvenko, Head of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

10:00-11:30    Panel discussion “Human Rights Advocacy and Information Society: Challenges and Perspectives”

Moderator: Natalia Haletska, Ph.D., senior lawyer at SoftServe IT Company

Keynote speech: Marie Georges, independent international expert on the protection of rights and freedoms regarding personal data processing

            Markiyan Bem, Ph.D., lawyer at the Secretariat of the European Court of Human Rights, Commissioner’s Representative and the Head of the Department of Personal Data Protection at the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (2013-2015)

            Ivan Horodyskyy, Ph.D., Director of the UCU School of Law, managing partner at the “Dexis Partners” Law Firm

            Volodymyr Turchynovskyy, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Dean of the UCU Social Sciences Faculty

            Tetyana Oleksiyuk, Deputy Director of the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM)

11:30-11:50    Coffee break

11:50-13:10    Panel discussion “Institutional mechanisms for human rights advocacy: cooperation or confrontation?”

Moderator: Taras Tsymbrivskyy, Ph.D., associate professor at the UCU Chair of Theory of Law and Human Rights

Keynote speech: Bohdan Kryklyvenko, Head of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

            Larysa Denysenko, human rights activist, journalist at “Hromadske Radio”

            Dmytro Tretyakov, senior lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

            Svitlana Khyljuk, Ph.D., Head of the UCU LL.M in Human Rights

13:10-14:00    Dinner

14:00-15:30    Panel discussion “Human Rights Advocacy in Specific Areas: on an Example of Environmental Rights Protection”

Moderator: Andriy Andrusevych, senior analyst at Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment”

Keynote speech: Yves Lador, international environmental protection expert, NGO “Earthjustice”

            Volodymyr Kravchuk, Doctor of Law, Judge at the Lviv Regional Administrative Court

            Yuriy Urbanskyy, Executive Director of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine

            Volodymyr Sheremeta, Head at the UGCC Bureau on Ecology Issues

15:30-15:50    Coffee break

15:50-17:30    Panel discussion “Requirement for the reporting of anti-corruption activists: risks for human rights advocacy movement

Moderator: Mariia Taras, Executive Director of the UCU Rule of Law Center

Keynote speech: Oleksandr Lemenov, manager of the anti-corruption group at the Reanimation Package of Reforms, investigative journalist

Roman Bakhovskyy, social activist

            Andriy Hrynchuk, attorney, Chairman of the Committee of Entrepreneurs of Lviv Region (2015-2016)

            Yulia Marushevska, social activist

 

Human Rights Advocacy Forum is organized by the Law School of the Ukrainian Catholic University with the support of the German Embassy in Ukraine and the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. Partners of the Forum are Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment”, NGO “Lviv Center for International Law and Human Rights”, AA “Matviyiv and Partners” and the Department of UBA in Lviv region.