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ABOUT

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
abbreviation: IHRC
Year established: 1988
Year of reactivation: 2014/2017

Secretary-General IHRC Sir. RAFAL MARCIN WASIK

FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
abbreviation: IHRC FEDERATION
Year of reactivation: 2017
Chairman IHRC Federation:
Mr. JAVED AHMED MALIK



* Mission statement *

"What we are doing now, we are doing for generations."


* General information *

IHRC is International Human Rights Commission dedicated to humanitarian assistance, control and protection of human rights and respect for the whole world. It is an intergovernmental, non-profit, impartial and independent organization. Its members are always there where armed conflicts, cataclysms, terrorist attacks, arbitrary rule arise ... and they always respond to the needs of the aggrieved and the deprived who suffer from the violation of rights, genocide, poverty, having to undergo lumpenization. Today, we have representatives in more than 80 countries.

Currently, the Head Office (Headquarters) of IHRC Foundation is registered in the Czech Republic.

* History *

Due to many years of experience in the conflict-affected areas, in 2014, the Central Bureau of IHRC was established in Ukraine: 23, Volodymyrivska Str., city of Kyiv 01001. Its mission is to create an international network for protecting human rights in Europe, the CIS countries and Middle Eastern countries. Due to this, the Bureau has taken particular measures in favor of the state of Ukraine. As an international observer, the IHRC today carries out a number of activities related to monitoring the situation in Ukraine.
On October 27, 2014, the representatives of such countries as:
Poland
Japan
USA
Australia
Ukraine
signed the incorporation of the non-profit social organization. On March 3, 2017, The Secretary-General of IHRC, together with the citizen of the Czech Republic, established a non-profit fund, under the same name, to create the European region where the headquarters of the organization is located at the address: 8 pesisiho pluku c.p 2380, Mistek, PSC 738 01 Frydek - Mistek, the Czech Republic. Also, IHRC has officially established the representational office of IHRC in Germany - city of Sottrum. In 2017, the fund of IHRC registered the logo of the organization in order to have a better image and to distinguish it from the other similar organizations. Currently, the representational offices of IHRC have been developing in such countries as:

  • Czechia, Poland, Germany, Israel, Ukrainian, USA, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania, Iraq, Switzerland, Turkey, Latvia, Montenegro, Romania, India, Morocco, Japan, Kosovo, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Algieria, Venezuela, Moldovia, Georgia, Tanzania


As well an IHRC office was established in:

  • USA with the office in New-York
  • Argentina
  • Mexico

130 embassies throughout the world are planned to be established up to 2020 year starting seven regions of IHRC:

  • European
  • American
  • Midlle East
  • African
  • Asian
  • Balkan
  • Oceania

Since 2014 Sir RAFAL MARCIN WASIK is a Secretary General of IHRC. He is a citizen of Poland, and is chosen as Secretary General among of all members of IHRC in accordance with internal rules of organization.
IHRC takes an active part in social protection of Ukrainian citizens while a great deal of people have to temporarily leave their region of settlement because of anti-terrorist operations in occupied areas following with receipt of refugees status .
IHRC takes a part in assistance in matters of internal refugees, social and economic policy of Ukraine, as a member of group. The institutions have developed proposals on peace plan President of Ukraine and the Minsk Agreement (2014) , Minsk Agreement (2015) of 5 September 2014, which were proved in practical usage of official response of The State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
IHRC has recommended the Laws of Ukraine, as follows:

  • 4032 "On Creation of the "Crimea" Free Economic Zone and on Specifics of Economic Activity on the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine";
  • 4998-1 "On the legal status of internally displaced persons, which had to leave their place of residence as a result of occupation ARC and Sevastopol as well as situations, arising in connection with anti-terrorist operations within Ukraine.
  • A number of ongoing projects and laws are currently considering by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

* Cooperation *

  • Member of International Coordination Headquarters Minregion - The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Public Utilities Issues of Ukraine,
  • Member of Global Shelter Cluster[5] of Ukraine 2014-2016

* Social events *

UKRAINE
IHRC- was co-sponsor and member of many social events:

  • 23 April 2015 International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) reports that a great deal of mercenaries from West and East Europe conduct military operations on the fighters' part in Donbas. It provides detail information about organization of "protection", situated in Moscow, which collected mercenaries for terrorist action in Donbas.
  • Preparation of observers for elections in Ukraine.
  • Work on the legal standards in Ukraine

Election observation Edit

  • Observation on limitation of timely election of Ukraine's President of 25 May 2014 (Ruling of the Central Electoral Commission of 14 May 2014 No. 567). Three official international observers and 1500 public observers from Ukraine.
  • Observation under early election to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of 26.10.2014 (Ruling of the Central Electoral Commission of 13 October 2014 No. 1714), 23 official observers took a part in this action.

* Humanitarian aid *

  • Conducting monitoring according to resolutions of the Convention about the prohibition of infantry mines (Ottawa, 1997) in Ukraine, as well preventive actions in conflict in the East of the country. Contrary to Conventions resolutions the mines were used without considering of casualties among peaceful civilians, including a high probability of children's presence.
  • Monitoring of cases of kidnapping and torturing of hostages by terrorists struggle against trafficking in human beings, prevention of kidnapping and efforts of illegal departure of orphans from East Ukraine to Russian Federation.
  • Monitoring the overall humanitarian situation in the temporary occupied territories of Ukraine. As part of its activities ongoing monitoring and providing of services to internally displaced population, which remains in the temporary occupied territories of Donbas in such areas:
  • to respect human rights in relation to inside refugees and other persons, including persons residing in the temporary occupied territories of Donbas;
  • Legal protection, including assistance to victims of human rights violation;
  • Social services;
  • Disseminating of information on rights of refugees;
  • Information campaigns on refugees issues;
  • Special monitoring of children's rights violation in the framework of international standards relating protection of children rights in the conflict zone, particularly, right of the child, defined in articles 11 and 35 of UN Convention on the right of the Child.
  • Implementation of program "Assistance to refugees and their children" in Ukraine by means of program providing invalids of military operations and former participants who were injured. Program assistance includes assistance to their families as well.
  • Rehabilitation of combatants, their children and families, assistance is provided in medicines, nutrition, clothing (winter and summer), rest and treatment especially from depression of combatants and their families
  • IHRC train mental health professionals dealing with traumatized victims and persons suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in countries of Eastern Europe within the framework of the project IPP (International Psycho-Educational Projects)

http://www.sg-ihrc.org/the_ripple_effect_project.html

* Examples of activities *

  • Since 2014, Fund structure has continued to work with refugees and provides medical and rehabilitation services not only to soldiers but also to their families.
  • Residents of areas under the threat, which require an immediate assistance, families of the participants of Armed Forces and rest of civilians of Ukraine.


* Form of assistance *

  • General Report on Social projects in 2012-2017 from International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Representative Office in Ukraine - Volodymyrska 23, Str, 01001 Kyiv, in close collaboration with the Charitable Foundation of Olexander Shevchenko "New Ivano-Frankivsk".
  • Annual 3-day recovery of pensioners from Ivano-Frankivsk - in TC "Bukovel" - 7538 people. (2014-2017y., Current project) - rehabilitation in the salt cave of Bukovel Medical Center, sauna in SPA-salon, warm pool in WATER complex, skiing, bowling, Ukrainian parties and the like.
  • Care for veterans of the Great Patriotic War Ivano-Frankivsk region near 300 people annually (from 2014. - the current project) in Ivano-Frankivsk receive food kits, which the Fund's workers bring home.
  • 3-day rest for employees of the educational sphere in TC "Bukovel" from Ivano-Frankivsk - 1831 people. (2015-2016y.) - sauna and cosmetic procedures in the SPA-salon, sanitation in the salt cave of Bukovel Medical Center, sport fishing, skiing, bowling, parties.
  • 3-day rest for medical workers in TC "Bukovel" from Ivano-Frankivsk - 1973 people. (2015-2016y.) - sauna and cosmetic procedures in the SPA-salon, sanitation in the salt cave of Bukovel Medical Center, sport fishing, skiing, bowling, parties.
  • 3-day rest for medical workers in TC "Bukovel" from Ivano-Frankivsk - 1973 people. (2015-2016y.) - sauna and cosmetic procedures in the SPA-salon, sanitation in the salt cave of Bukovel Medical Center, sport fishing, skiing, bowling, parties.
  • Annual cooperation with the NGO of Ivano-Frankivsk and the region for the rehabilitation of adults with disabilities in TC "Bukovel" - 277 people. (2014-2017y., The current project). The program of rehabilitation lasts 1 week on the basis of TC "Bukovel", where they offer an individual approach to the needs of each of its participants.
  • Recreation, health improvement and rehabilitation of ATO participants and their families, children of dead ATO participants, Heavenly hundred families in Bukovel TC - 603 people. (2014-2017y., Current project) - All - Ukrainian project (participants from such regions as: Ivano-Frankivsk, , Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhyie, Kyiv, Krivoy Rog and others).
  • Annual free training and skiing 1-graders skiing in TC "Bukovel" - 8579 children (2013-2016) - classes are conducted by the best instructors Bukovel Ski School. From 2012 to 2016 academic year - 7228 children from Ivano-Frankivsk. Since 2016-2017 academic year also children from the Kola, Rogatinsky and Galitsky districts with the assistance of the People's Deputy Victor Shevchenko (with the support of the Charitable Foundation of Alexander Shevchenko "New Ivano-Frankivsk") - 1351 children.
  • The annual health improvement of children in the camp ARTEK-Bukovel in TC Bukovel - 5746 children (2012-2017, the current project) - From 2012 to 2017 y. - 4869 children from Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities of Ukraine. In 2016, children from the Kola, Rogatinsky and Galitsky regions are also involved, with the assistance of People's Deputy Victor Shevchenko (with the support of the Charitable Foundation of Alexander Shevchenko "New Ivano-Frankivsk") - 877 children. The camp accepts children not only in summer, but also during the autumn and spring holidays.
  • Annual recovery of children with disabilities, accompanied by parents in the TC "Bukovel" from Ivano-Frankivsk and the region - 2824 people. (2014-2017y., Active Project) - children with cerebral palsy and other problems with the musculoskeletal system, children with autism and Down syndrome, with mental retardation, etc. The healing program includes therapeutic massages, a salt cave and therapeutic baths with hydromassage in Bukovel Medical Center, and in therapy, classes with a psychologist for children and parents, creative workshops, entertainment with animators.
  • Improvement of children with diabetes along with their parents (2017y.) - 46 people's from Ivano-Frankivsk. Children with this disease are denied rest, because they need constant supervision and taking medications. Artek-Bukovel has given children the opportunity to come with their parents and become healthier.
  • The Christian camp with the assistance of the UGCC in Yaremche (Hotel Edelweiss) - 358 children from Ivano-Frankivsk (2016-2017y.) Accompanied by priests and volunteers from the UGCC - for children from socially unprotected categories of the population and children from problem families from Ivano- Frankivsk. In addition to rest and recreation in Yaremche, children together with volunteers of the UGCC visit the Bukovel TC with excursions.
  • From 2014 to 2017y. (The current project) more than 71,000 guests visited Bukovel as part of the free 1-day excursion program for residents of Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities of Ukraine. Among them there are orphans and socially unprotected categories of the population, as "Charity Foundation of Alexander Shevchenko" New Ivano-Frankivsk "actively cooperates with volunteers and other charitable foundations and organizations of Ukraine.
  • Competition of patriotic works among pupils of grades 5-11 Ivano-Frankivsk (on the initiative of People's Deputy Alexander Shevchenko) and Kola, Rogatinsky, Galitsky districts (on the initiative of People's Deputy Victor Shevchenko). Budget of contest in 2016 - approximately 110 000 UAH. Budget of contest in 2017 - approximately 153 000 UAH. In the program of the contest, not only monetary prizes for the winner pupils and their teachers, but also valuable gifts and free excursions to the historical places of Ukraine.
  • Initiative 2014 - employment of 15 best students of the Carpathian National University named after V. Stefanik in the TC "Bukovel"
  • The Center for Military Training and Information of Alexander Shevchenko (2014-2017y.) - assistance to fighters in the ATO zone (clothing and footwear, supplies, fuel, etc.), treatment and rehabilitation of ATU fighters, military training and training of members of the center at the polygons of the region - total assistance amounting to 612,931 UAH.
  • Charitable assistance of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (in Ivano-Frankivsk and the region) - donations at the liturgy, pilgrimages, Christian festivals, construction of temples and more for a total coast 1 451 000 UAH (2014-2017 y).
  • Help in the publishing of books and collections of poems (2014-2017y.) - for a total coast of 126 972 UAH.
  • Sponsorship of the national team of Ukraine in basketball 3x3 (2015-2017y.) Under the guidance of the trainer Yuriy Protsyuk - holding training camps in TC Bukovel, trips to the competitions in the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan and China - for a total cost of 452 250 UAH.
  • Sponsorship of the Ivano-Frankivsk Academic Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after Ivan Franko (2014-2017y.) - repair of the theater's premises, staging new performances, etc. - for the total amount of 260 000 UAH.
  • Support for the organization and holding of various festivals and competitions in different regions of Ukraine (2014-2017y.) - for a total amount of 1 082 121UAH. ("Frank Podium", "ART Practitioner", "Heavenly Hundred Festival", Tina Karol's concert, TIK band's concert, Svetlana Tarabarova, Kvitka Tsisyk Festival, "Ukrainian Lyam", "IF Music Awards", "Charity in you "and others).
  • Festival of Contemporary Art Porto Franco Gogol Fest 2016 in Ivano-Frankivsk - 2 078 225 UAH.
  • Festival of Contemporary Art Porto Franco 2017 Ivano-Frankivsk - 4 055 728 UAH
  • Provision of personal financial assistance to residents of Ivano-Frankivsk and the region (2014-2017y) - 1 839 290 UAH. - assistance for treatment, improvement of financial situation, publication of books, participation in various contests and sports competitions.
  • Provision of material assistance to organizations and institutions in different regions of Ukraine (2014-2017y) .
  • The assistance includes treatment, improvement of financial situation, publication of books, participation in various contests and sports competitions for a total cost of 1 839 290 UAH (universities, colleges, kindergartens, sports organizations, creative collectives, public organizations, etc.).
  • The provided assistance captures such areas as Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Volyn and others, as well as residents of the front zone.

KOSOVO


MACEDONIA
IHRC takes an active part in providing of social assistance for Albanian minority the Republic of Macedonia, in city of Komanova after serious conflicts with the Macedonian police in 2015.

Issued:
Secretary-General to the International Human Rights Commission
Sir Rafal Marcin Wasik

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