PRESS-RELEASE. UNHCR welcomes approval of the Law of Ukraine on Refugees and Persons in need of Complementary or Temporary Protection, encourages further revision to comply with international standards


UNHCR sees the adoption of new refugee legislation as a very positive step in the process of building up a fair asylum system that will be in full compliance with international standards and the best practices of the European Union.  It is noted that the EU Action Plan on visa liberalization with Ukraine specifically calls for “adoption of legislation in the area of asylum in line with international standards (1951 Geneva Convention with New York Protocol) and EU standards, providing grounds for international protection (including subsidiary forms of protection), procedural rules on examination of applications for international protection, as well as rights of asylum seekers and refugees.”  …