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 Ukraine accedes to International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

President Petro Poroshenko signed Law “On Accession of Ukraine to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance”

Censor.NET informs citing the presidential press office.

Law of Ukraine No. 525-VIII was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on June 17, 2015 pursuant to the initiative of the president. Having approved this law, the parliament agreed that Ukraine is bound to comply with the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

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The Convention defines widespread or systematic practice of enforced disappearance as a crime against humanity.

Under the Convention, each State Party shall take measures to ensure that enforced disappearance constitutes an offence under its criminal law, bring responsible for enforced disappearance to justice, establish its competence to exercise jurisdiction over the offence of enforced disappearance, provide the greatest measure of mutual legal assistance and ensure in its legal system that the victims of enforced disappearance have the right to obtain reparation and prompt, fair and adequate compensation.

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The Convention was signed on Dec. 20, 2006 in New York.

 
 
 
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