The Commission for Applying and Implementing International Humanitarian Law in Ukraine has decided to make a record of breaches of international humanitarian law. It was decided at a meeting led by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
Representatives of the Ministry of Reintegration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Health, the National Security and Defense Council, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the National Information Bureau, the National Police, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, and others participated in the event.
Among them were Olga Kuryshko, who represents the President of Ukraine in Crimea, Olga Altunina, who represents the Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for the rights of those affected by Ukraine’s armed aggression, Jurg Eglin, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation in Ukraine, and Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Bakumov.
At this meeting, the Commission established two additional working groups:
– on the protection of the natural environment from the effects of armed conflict;
– to document war crimes.
A team was created to prepare for the 34th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. This event is scheduled for October 2024, and the Government’s delegation will attend.
Additionally, meeting attendees received a report about the National Information Bureau’s operations under the Ministry of Reintegration since March 2022.