Senior associate Mrs. Lyudmila Opryshko speaks about freedom of opinion and expression in Ukraine during meeting with The UN Special Rapporteur

15.05.2007

The Senior associate of litigation department of Konnov & Sozanovsky, Mrs. Lyudmila Opryshko, participated in a meeting with The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo within his visit to Ukraine. The Mr. Ligabo’s visit was initiated by the Ukrainian government in order to gather first-hand information in regard to the promotion and the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression the Special Rapporteur will meet in Kiev with the relevant ministries, civil society and non-governmental organizations, professional associations.

Answering Mr. Ligabo’s questions according to the promotion and the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Ukraine,  Mrs. Opryshko explained, that in spite of existence of unresolved problems, connected with realization of freedom of opinion and expression in our country, state of affairs in this area has nevertheless been improving, court mechanisms of advocacy are becoming more effective and law-courts while taking decisions in increasing frequency follow European standards of realization freedom of opinion and expression.

Mr. Ligabo thanked Mrs. Lyudmila Opryshko, noting that meeting had been interesting and information which he received would help him to value the situation with freedom of opinion and expression in Ukraine more fairly.