Vitaliy Svichinsky took part in the International Regional Conference in the Department of Internal Affairs

25 June 2019, 12:50
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The International Regional Conference on "Hate Crime Against the Roma as a Challenge for the National Police" was launched at the Odessa State University of Internal Affairs.

Deputy Head of the Regional State Administration Vitaliy Svichinsky congratulated the participants of the event on the start of the conference and wished all the enthusiasm, success and new achievements.

Disclosing the issues, the Deputy Head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine Olena Litvinenko said: "The conference is aimed at discussing experience and practice, as well as finding effective mechanisms to ensure timely and adequate response of law enforcement agencies to hate crimes, in accordance with the standards of the Council Europe I hope that this event will help to overcome the challenges faced by the police in detecting and properly investigating crimes against the Roma. "

Topics addressed at the conference concerned the fight against hate crimes against national courts and the European Court of Human Rights, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on hate crimes against the Roma and its implementation, the introduction of Council of Europe standards in practice, etc. .

Recall that on May 15, 2019, deputy head of the regional state administration Serhii Koleboshin met Olena Litvinenko and Zemfira Kondur, project manager for the protection of the rights of national minorities. During the meeting, the parties discussed the situation of national minorities in the Odessa region, including the Roma, as well as issues of language education policy and minority participation in decision-making.

We would like to emphasize that the Odesa Regional State Administration operates a Working Group on the Implementation of the Strategy for the Protection and Integration of the Ukrainian Society of the Roma National Minorities for the period up to 2020.