The Law on IDPs does not operate in key fields, – «Restoring Donbas»
9:48 / 20 Oct. 2015 / 249
On October 20, it has been a year since the adoption of the Law «On ensuring of rights and freedoms of internally displaced », which have granted a special status to the particular group of people, namely, internally displaced persons.
However, the majority of the provisions still does not operate. The legal evaluation of the Law was made by Marina Tatarinceva (the head of the legal department of community initiative «Restoring Donbas»).
Thus, according to the Law on IDPs, the Cabinet had to carry out and approve the complex state program of the support and social adaptation of Ukrainian citizens, who have moved from uncontrolled territories and ATO area to other regions of Ukraine. However, relevant state program has not been adopted yet.
In addition, the Law forced to contribute to providing IDPs with the loan on land acquisition and construction of housing. «The executive authorities, local government and state banking institutions had to create long-term program of preferential crediting to IDPs in order to provide the building an investing in the development of housing infrastructure. Unfortunately, none of the state program of preferential crediting for IDPs has not been adopted», – Tatarynceva stated.
At least, it is extremely important in the context of local elections. This Law guaranteed the right to vote of IDPs. However, such right was not provided. The Verkhovna Rada adopted a Law on local elections and prohibited IDPs to vote for local authorities.