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IHRC is the International Commission on Human Rights which deals with humanitarian aid, protection and respect for human rights throughout the world. It is an impartial and independent organization. It is always there where conflicts arise, in response to the needs and situations of victims.


IHRC is the International Commission on Human Rights which deals with humanitarian aid, protection and respect for human rights throughout the world. It is an impartial and independent organization. It is always there where conflicts arise, in response to the needs and situations of victims.

What is currently the role of IHRC? Where and how is it spreading its activities? Who can count on its help?

In 2014, the Central Bureau of IHRC was created in Ukraine, Volodymirska 23, 01001 Kiev, in order to create an international network of human rights protection in Europe, CIS and the Middle East. In view of this location, the bureau has taken specific measures in respect of the Ukraine. The IHRC, as an international observer, runs many activities related to monitoring activities on Ukrainian territory. On 25 May 2014 (Resolution No. 567 of the Central Election Commission dated 14 May 2014 )  it conducted monitoring of the early presidential elections. Another operation took place on 26 October 2014 (Resolution No. 1714 of the Central Election Commission of 13 October 2014 ) when it held early elections of deputies for the Parliament of the Ukraine. I would add that at the same time the bureau was monitoring early elections in several other countries, i.e. Russia, Japan, Morocco, Egypt, India, Romania, Poland and Israel. In addition, IHRC observed the elections in Donbas, in places where fighting continued.  Every person in the world can count on our assistance through our representatives around the world.

Apart from monitoring, has IHRC been involved in another form of assistance in the Ukraine?

IHRC is very much involved in the social protection of Ukrainian citizens. Crowds of people were forced to temporarily relocate from the occupied areas of counter-terrorism operation, gaining refugee status. The IHRC has had its share of issues relating to IDPs and social and economic policy. It has prepared proposals for the Peace Plan of the President of Ukraine and the Minsk Agreement of 5 September 2014, which have found practical application. Following monitoring, it  has also granted a recommendation to the laws of the Ukraine, i.e.:
№ 4032 “On the creation of a free economic zone in the Crimea and conditions for operating business activities on the temporarily occupied territory of the Ukraine “.
№ 4998-1 “The legal status of internally displaced persons who were forced to leave their place of residence as a result of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city and the situation arising in connection with carrying out anti-terrorist operations on the territory of the Ukraine”.
IHRC does not stop at these measures. It is continually monitoring ongoing projects and bills under consideration by the Verkhovna Rada (supreme council) of Ukraine.
IHRC acts in accordance with the principles and values of the United Nations. In which sector groups is the United Nations IHRC active?
The Office of International Human Rights Commission undertook to respect the fundamental principles of human rights and humanitarian aid. As part of that, it has increased its activity and this is reflected in the framework of UN sectorial groups:
• UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Sector for security issues, shelters and the provision of non-food humanitarian assistance.
• UNDP – Sectorial Group for the recovery of the economy and development of peace.
• UNICEF- Department for the protection children (CPWG) – CHILD PROTECTION SUB-CLUSTER UKRAINE.
In addition, given the growing number of the many children affected by military activities in the Lugansk and Donetsk districts, IHRC draws attention to the suffering of these people and the international community unites for the common purpose to provide assistance.

For what purpose has the IHRC appointed the Special Monitoring Mission to the Ukraine?

Saving lives in the conflict zone is a priority for international organizations such as the IHRC or the UN. Also, local authorities and the Ukrainian government want to take action to protect the lives of its citizens. Currently “Special Mission Monitoring” (SMM) operates on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk districts appointed by the Central Bureau of the IHRC, which  provides local monitoring of the situation to human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territory in the zone of military operations of these districts.

What are the main areas of activity of Special Mission Monitoring?

The main tasks of the SMM should, of course, be to provide broader humanitarian aid. This term, amongst other, means evacuation of civilians from the conflict zone, searching for missing persons and assistance to those who were trapped in the conflict zone. Special Monitoring Mission also includes issues such as gender discrimination, gender equality, the behavior of border security, arms control and reform of the armed forces. It helps in carrying out legal reforms and free elections. It draws attention to education in the field of human rights. It helps in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and trafficking and it fights for freedom of the media and equal access to information.
Currently, the Central Bureau of the International Commission on Human Rights, through the SMM conducts the following processes in the occupied territory of the Ukraine to observe:
-Monitoring the participation of mercenaries from among citizens of the European Union, Serbia and other countries on the terrorist groups in armed conflict in the East of Ukraine. In the case of disclosure of the involvement of European citizens as mercenaries involved in armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, the IHRC bureau informs the relevant embassy of the governments of countries whose nationals are identified as fighters on the side of terrorist organizations, the legal assessment of activities of the aforementioned citizens.
-Overseeing the implementation of the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel mines (Ottawa, 1997) by the parties to the conflict in the Ukraine and to counter the use of, among others, by the parties to the conflict in the east of the Ukraine. It should be emphasized that, contrary to the provisions of the Convention, there were cases among others, by terrorists, without taking into account the possibility of civilian casualties, including children, with high probability.
-controlling the cases of kidnapping and torture of hostages by terrorists in the Donbas, anti-trafficking, kidnapping and attempts to prevent the illegal export of orphans from eastern Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
-Observing the humanitarian situation in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
Systematic monitoring activities are carried out  providing services to IDPs and the remaining population that remains on the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas in the following areas:
• Respecting the human rights of internally displaced and other persons, including those who are staying in the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas;
• In terms of legal defence, providing full assistance for the victims of human rights violations;
• Social services;
• Spreading information on the rights of refugees;
• Managing an information campaign for refugees;
•Specific monitoring of violations of children’s rights within the framework of international standards for the protection of children in armed conflict, in particular  Articles 11 and 35 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Who are the employees of SMM and what is the characteristic of their work?
Under “Special Mission Monitoring” in the occupied territory, the IHRC has set up public employees, teachers, doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, communication experts and volunteers who live in the occupied territory of the Ukraine. They provide a systematic collection, review and analysis of information to identify human rights violations, and protect people who remain in the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas. They provide data in order to inform the public and carry out an effective response.
Given the specificity of the region in which SMM functions in the occupied territory of Donbas, it bases itself on the principle of local working groups of experts.
Conducting effective monitoring in the occupied territory is subject to many difficulties. In the course of their work, employees of the mission are subject to constant threat, are arrested by terrorists or become victims of artillery and snipers. There are problems with communication and connectivity in the occupied territory, free movement is hindered by checkpoints at which even data from mobile phones is checked. The monitoring mission car was destroyed by a military KAMAZ belonging to the terrorists; three members of the mission were injured to varying degrees of severity (head injuries, broken ribs).The deepening humanitarian crisis in the east has led to the lack of access of the population living in temporarily occupied territory, to information about their rights.
Does the work you are doing for peace and respect for the rights of people bring a lot of satisfaction?
Yes, it’s great.  Every morning I wake up with new ideas and energy to create and search for new solutions. In life, I am guided by the words “because what we do today, we do for Generations”. I believe that I have a chance, even to a small extent, to contribute to the improvement of people’s lives and maintain peace in the world.
How do you assess the current political situation in the world?
Observing the situation in Ukraine, it can certainly be said that no country in the world can feel safe. Countries sign security pacts, treaties, promising mutual protection and support. Despite this, it is a bit like a family arrangement when  the first serious quarrel destroys relationships and trust that have been built up.
Creating a variety of alliances, instead of a specific one, becomes a real threat to the existence of mankind as a species. This raises anxiety and causes wars. Unfortunately, people lose their faith faster and increasingly become the business and the mechanism of political pressure and do not advocate the valuable past teachings of our creators.
The result of that fateful political action is crazy emigration to developed countries. The poverty of those who do not belong to the group of strong countries. Instead of acting globally, we act locally. More and more people are starting to live up to the Carpe Diem maxim. Instead of strengthening the so wonderful international mechanisms, ultimately we have introduced bureaucracy, slowing down and tying our hands. Therefore, we should learn to think beyond nations, time and prospects. Every human being on this planet has the right to a dignified life. To this end, we have started such extensive activities and we look forward to its development and the support of many.
What are the priority directions the activities of the IHRC and the contribution to the fight against the crisis?
One important aspect of the Bureau of the IHRC is to support the information on the activities of public organizations and monitoring missions. Wide access to information about the activities of public institutions and the results of their surveillance of the situation in the occupied territories will contribute significantly to reducing tension between the resettled population and giving them hospitality. This will ensure a well-developed communication platform, especially when key tasks are the protection of life, respect for human rights and the restoration of dignity. The solution of the humanitarian crisis in the Donbass largely depends on information support.
Citizens of eastern Ukraine should not be limited to receiving poor information from local and social media, but also have access to reliable sources of information which is particularly important in the context of the ideological struggle between the parties to the conflict.
With a view to providing information about current activities of non-governmental organizations and the results of monitoring, as the first independent think tank in the Ukraine, we are carrying out joint campaigns with the International Centre for Policy Studies (MCSP), founded in 1994 on the initiative of George Soros and the Open Institute Prague . MCSP has been a member of PASOS (Policy Association of the Open Society) since 2003.
In addition, in order to provide current and accurate information on the activities of the Central Bureau of the IHRC in the Ukraine, we use the Internet Media Resource Apostrophe and we plan to cooperate with European partners in Brussels – the European Policy Centre (EPC). We have an institutional and financial base to become a platform for information campaigns speaking to the world about the results of current and completed projects, to talk about the situation in the Ukraine.
These tasks improve coordination and raises awareness of the need to protect the rights of victims in the Ukraine and ensure broad public access to reliable and accurate information. Such a comprehensive range of activities contributes to the development of human rights and democracy in Ukraine and prevents the deterioration of the situation in the region, and above all protects those most at risk. The adopted strategy allows an information campaign to be conducted in the Ukraine and Europe in accordance with the requirements of the EU and the international community.
For what purpose was the International Secretariat of the IHRC created?
The IHRC International Secretariat based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Emirates Tower, Level 41, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 31303 will deal with obtaining greater influence on matters related to the issues of fulfilling human rights. In its activities the International Secretariat of the IHRC will carry out the objectives relating to international issues. It is to form competitiveness for the countries as a major participant in international relations, but unlike countries, it has an impact beyond the intergovernmental relations system and does not act as a force but by diplomacy and to have an impact on the education of the public. The International Secretariat of the IHRC plans to establish diplomatic missions. They are supposed to be permanent entities appointed by the IHRC, set up in the country in order to maintain regular official contacts. In developing the Special  Monitoring Mission in areas of conflict in the Ukraine, the Secretariat intends to expand the business to other countries where similar conflicts already exists such as in Kosovo, Georgia and Israel.

What else is IHRC planning to implement? What is diplomatic briefing?
The IHRC plans to expand its international network of organizations and develop a platform for intergovernmental communication. It would like to increase its stake in governmental programmes and diplomacy. In the Ukraine it is planning to enlarge the expert group on IDPs. For this purpose, IHRC is introducing diplomatic briefing, that is an analysis which will determine the priorities in the implementation of reforms in the Ukraine in order to assess the quality of government decisions in terms of their effectiveness and perseverance. The IHRC intends to apply diplomatic briefing in the activities of the International Secretariat in other regions where conflicts are ongoing.
Do you have any personal plans for the IHRC?

Continuous development and implementation of the objectives guarantees the success of the organization. I would like to  transform the IHRC in the near future in the Intergovernmental Federation of Human Rights, with its own intergovernmental mechanism, which will be combined with the work of SMM.
The MFOPC will appoint the Intergovernmental Court of Human Rights Organization for this purpose. This tribunal will invite and appoint prosecutors seconded from the countries where the IHRC is present. The independent attorney’s offices and law firms involved in problematic issues consistent with the activities IHRC are included in this amongst others. Delegates will also establish a non-governmental organization affiliated to the Federation. I am convinced that such a solution will fill the missing piece in the world  which is not political and corporate, providing a full range of information that is missing in the world.
What then will the International Court of Human Rights Organization deal with and who can be the participant?
MTOPC is a non-governmental group of experts evaluating and properly preparing  requests for international higher courts. The Court is powerful enough that it can really influence events in the world and take action in individual countries. Having the disposal of the Special Monitoring Mission, the MTOPC will have the right tools for rapid and effective response, and support for government organizations, in particular the UN.


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