Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
December 18
12:00 PMKYIV– Daria Svyrydova, Ukraine 5AM Coalition expert, Law Firm AZONES partner;

– Roman Martynovskyy, lawyer, Lead Expert at Regional Center for Human Rights NGO;

– Vitaliy Secretar, First Deputy Head of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol;

– Illya Kostin, lawyer, Head of the Department of Military Justice Development and Interaction with Law Enforcement Agencies of the Main Military Justice Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Member of the Ukrainian Bar Association Board;

All in person.

Press conference entitled: “Persecution and humiliation: the reality of being a lawyer in the occupied Crimea”

Topics of focus:
– What are the risks, the Crimean lawyers who continued working, acting in good faith as the occupation dragged on, handle?
– What are the strategies of the occupation authorities to put pressure on independent lawyers?
– What are the stigma-associated risk factors of indiscriminately labeling all lawyers who pursue a career under occupation as “collaborators”?

Why is it interesting?
In the run-up to the Advocacy Day, the Ukraine 5AM Coalition in partnership with the Ukrainian Bar Association will present a report illustrating the observance of the rights of lawyers from the occupied Crimean peninsula, prepared by the Coalition’s experts in cooperation with the CEELI Institute (Czech Republic).

11:00 PMKHARKIV-Yevhen Vasylenko – spokesman of the Main Office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region

– Briefing regarding the operational situation in the Kharkiv region for the period December 11-17, 2023