Civil society organisations call on Ukraine to Fully Align its Domestic Legislation with International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law

Civil society in front of the Verkhovna Rada on 15 September "Wake up call for deputies", Credit: Center for Civil Liberties (CCL)
Virginie Amato

On 16 September 2020, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, together with several of its members -Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights, International Partnership for Human Rights, No Peace Without Justice, Parliamentarians for Global Action, the Open Society Justice Initiative, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice- sent a letter to Members of the Ukrainian Parliament (the “Verkhovna Rada”) calling for the full alignment of Ukraine legislation with international criminal law and international humanitarian law.

On 17 September 2020, Draft Law 2689 “On amendments to certain legislative acts on the Enforcement of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law” was approved in first reading with 271 votes in favour. The second reading is expected to take place in the coming weeks.



Read the letter here