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Ukrainos projektas

Lithuania, as a senior partner, together with Austria has won the European Union's Twinning project Implementation of the Best European Practices with the Aim of Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Apparatus of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights to Protect Human Rights and Freedoms (Apparatus), which will be implemented by a team of the best Lithuanian and Austrian human rights experts.

Under the leadership of the Seimas Ombudsman Augustinas Normantas the project will be implemented by well-known Lithuanian experts of legal science and practice representing the Law Institute of Lithuania, the Seimas Ombudsmen's Office of the Republic of Lithuania, the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, the State Data Protection Inspectorate, and the Law Faculty of Vilnius University. Austria is represented in the Project by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Administrative and financial management of this two-year project will be implemented by the Central Project Management Agency. The European Commission is providing EUR 1.5 million to the project.

The project consists of the following three components:

 1. The legal framework concerning the activities of the Ombudsman and the Apparatus on the protection, restoration and prevention of violations of human rights and freedoms is brought in compliance with the best European practices;

2. The institutional capacity of the Apparatus is strengthened by:

the methodologies and procedures of monitoring of respect for HR and freedoms, ensuring of activity of the Ombudsman aimed at prevention HR violations are developed;

the effectiveness of the activity of the Ombudsman to eliminate violations of HR, as well as control over the implementation of the recommendations of the Ombudsman is increased;

the instruments to restore violated rights, including protection of personal data, access to public information and prevention of all forms of discrimination are improved.

3. Advanced training system for the personnel of the Apparatus is introduced based on the best European practices.

The European Commission supports the two-year project. Project stars in December 2016, expected end of the project is December 2018.



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