The plan of action for implementing the National Human Rights Strategy will be abandoned by the introduction of civil partnerships in Ukraine.Rainbow Flag
This is reported by Vladislav Vlasyuk, Director General of the Directorate for Human Rights, access to justice and legal awareness of the Ministry of Justice, according to the Center for Information on Human Rights.
” We think this event should be in the Action Plan, despite the fact that we received a lot of appeals, in which we asked to exclude it.” The Cabinet of Ministers should draft a bill and submit it to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration by the fourth quarter
of 2019. “
Vlasyuk added that the action in the Action Plan was formulated as “the legalization of a registered civil partnership for heterosexual and same-sex couples, taking into account property and non-property rights, in particular possession, inheritance of property, maintaining one partner in case of disability and constitutional right not to testify against his partner” .
Andrei Kravchuk, human rights advocate of the LGBT Center “Our World”, said that this is a matter of principle that “demonstrates, in Ukraine – the values of Russia or Europe.”