New Ombudsperson appointed in Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has voted in support of MP Lyudmila Denisova (Popular Front) to become the country's Human Rights Commissioner.
In a speech before the vote, Denisova noted that in Ukraine, the right to life requires top priority protection, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
She assured that she would make every effort to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatar people and, in general, all those who need protection.
"We will not disregard internally displaced persons. In Ukraine, there should be no discrimination on any grounds," Denisova said, adding that she supports the comprehensive implementation of a large-scale judicial reform and further development of free legal aid centers.
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"Most of our migrants work illegally. They are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking," Denisova said, adding that Ukraine must provide protection and legal assistance to its citizens.
In her address, Denisova also assured that she would always support and protect the rights of journalists, especially the right to their professional activity.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Valeriya Lutkovskaya's term in office expired on April 27, 2017.