Strengthening community legal capacities: why it is important for Ukraine

On 20-21 October 2016, international conference “Strengthening Community Legal Capacities” took place, jointly organized by the project Quality and accessible legal aid in Ukraine funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the International Renaissance Foundation, and the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision. Experts from Ukraine and other countries of the world discussed the community experience in protection of their rights and upholding their interests.

In Rivne, results of the testing of Internet portal on the legal aid quality and accessibility were presented

On 25 October, conference “Efficient monitoring — a way to improve access to legal aid” was held with the aim of discussing the implementation of the project “How accessible is the legal aid to citizens?”, which is being implemented by the NGO “Rivne Federation of Small and Medium Business “Unity” (“Yednist”) with the support from the project Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine, implemented by the Canadian Bureau for International Education supported by the Government of Canada and programme initiative Human Rights and Justice of the International Renaissance Foundation.

Workshop on developing a model programme for the provision of LA and methodological recommendations for bodies of local self-government took place in Kyiv

On 10 and 11 October 2016, the second meeting of the working group for development of the model programme on the provision of legal aid (hereinafter — the model programme) and methodological recommendation for bodies of local self-government (hereinafter — the methodological recommendations) was held in the capital. The event was organized by the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision with the support of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine Project and Human Rights and Justice programme initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation.