22.12.2003 | Oleksandr Pidgorny, Chernigiv

The Center «Legal aid to the detained» began to work (press-release)


On 1 October 2003 the Center «Legal aid to the detained» began to work in Chernigiv. The project is realized with the assistance of the Center of social welfare «Dobrochyn» and the militia directorate of the Chernigiv oblast; the financial aid to the center is granted by the International Foundation «Vidrodjennia».

The goal of the activities of the Center is the prevention of the violations of human rights and the restoration of the rights of the persons, who were detained by law-enforcing organs, during the first 72 hours after the detention, by rendering twenty-four-hour gratuitous legal and other needed aid: services of lawyers, consultations on legal and procedural questions, mediation, psychological aid to the detained and his relatives.

It is planned to conduct two educational seminars for the officers of law-enforcing organs and judges with the aim to increase the level of their legal knowledge.

The Center works around the clock. The phone of the worker-in-charge: 4-34-56,8-050-330-14-06.


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