A successful case of legal aid to IDPs

Mariia Mygal

We continue to provide legal assistance to internally displaced persons and those affected by the war. We receive requests on a wide range of issues, and most of them are successfully resolved thanks to our lawyers. For example, here is a recent story of assistance to IDPs.

After the start of the full-scale invasion, Mr Oleksiy*, his wife and two children moved from the area of active hostilities. The family settled in a place of temporary residence for IDPs, and the man got a job where he was described only positively. After some time of living there, the relationship with the head of the institution deteriorated significantly. She accused her husband of immoral behaviour and alcohol abuse, but these complaints were not substantiated. She subsequently notified the family of her eviction within two days.

To resolve the conflict, the man turned to Daria Malinnikova, a lawyer at the Institute of Analysis and Advocacy. Together, they drafted and submitted applications to the police and the local military administration, as the dormitory is on their balance sheet. Eventually, the situation was resolved successfully – an explanatory conversation was held with the head of the dormitory about the rules for using the premises and how to inform the internally displaced persons about them.

Our lawyers continue to provide free legal aid to IDPs and residents of Poltava region.

Free legal advice can be obtained by calling +38 050 651 18 24, +38 068 260 49 93, +38 099 518 25 71, +38 093 653 61 47 (or via messengers).

The legal support is provided in cooperation with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) with funding from the European Union’s civil protection and humanitarian assistance. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the DRC. Neither the European Commission nor the DRC can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained in this publication.

*Names have been changed

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