Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 14
12:00 PM KYIV– Ihor Kuzin, Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine;
– Serhii Tkachuk, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection;
– Dr. Aron Aregay, Acting Head of Health Programmes at the Country Office in Ukraine.

All in person. 
Briefing: “Overview of Rabies Status in Ukraine: Preventive Measures for Animals and Medical Response Following an Exposure Incident”

Topics of focus:
– Status of suspected and confirmed cases of rabies within the country;
– Protocol for individuals following a bite incident;
– Availability of vaccines and regional vaccination initiatives;
– Current epizootic conditions, associated risks, and guidance for animal caregivers to mitigate rabies transmission;
– Procedures and locations for animal vaccination, along with regional vaccination campaigns;
– Worldwide campaign to eradicate rabies, integration of international protocols within Ukraine.

1:00 PMKYIV– Maksym Scherbatiuk, Program Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU);
– Yevhen Krapyvin, criminal justice expert at the Center of Policy and Legal Reform;
– Yuliia Kovalenko, a lawyer at the UHHRU Strategic Litigation Centre. 

All in person. 
Research Presentation: “Examining Privacy Interference Under Martial Law: Are There Boundaries and Constraints to Identify?”

Topics of focus:
– What impact has martial law had on privacy rights, and can they be curtailed?
– Has there been a rise in privacy infringements against Ukrainian citizens?
– How do authorities address breaches of privacy rights?
– Does the deployment of artificial intelligence constitute privacy infringement, and what considerations are necessary to prevent human rights violations?

Why is it interesting?
During the event, experts from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will present analytical studies including: “Exploring Legal Boundaries of Privacy Constraints Under Martial Law” and “Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: Directives and Constraints within the Domain of National Security and Defense”. The experts will discuss instances where limitations on privacy rights are deemed justified and lawful, as well as cases where their legitimacy may be contentious.

For reference:
In the first quarter of 2024, pre-trial investigation authorities documented 202 cases of privacy violations. This represents a notable increase compared to the 164 cases reported in 2022 and the 422 cases in 2023. Experts attribute this surge, in part, to heightened citizen awareness regarding mechanisms for safeguarding their rights. 

However, despite the increase in investigations, the court received only 24 cases in 2023, resulting in six guilty verdicts. Discrepancies between the number of indictments and cases brought to court stem from variations in statistical tracking methods.

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11:30 АMKHARKIV– Tom Brewer – Republican State Senator
Briefing: “Support for Ukraine in the United States”

Republican State Senator Tom Brewer from Nebraska is a retired Colonel with two Purple Hearts. As a legislator he passed a law allowing Ukrainian refugees to get commercial drivers’ license in his state. He played a key behind the scenes role in securing the latest 61 billion dollar Congressional aid package for Ukraine. This is his 4th trip to Ukraine since the full scale invasion and his sixth in total.