PRESS-RELEASE: UNHCR concerned about gaps in Draft Law aimed at harmonization of legislation on protection of refugees

The UNHCR Regional Representation welcomes registration of the Draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Refugees and Persons in Need of Complementary or Temporary Protection in the Parliament on 3 May 2012.

The Draft Law aims to harmonize the national legislation on refugees and persons in need of complementary or temporary protection with the standards in the field of socio-economic rights according to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees ratified by Ukraine in 2002 and the relevant EU standards specified in the requirements of the National Plan to implement Action Plan on liberalization of EU visa regime for Ukraine