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Information seminar for staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

A group of 20 staff members representing the different committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine participated in the capacity building seminar on the Council of Europe held in Strasbourg on 15 and 16 September.

Presentations focussing on activities relating to Ukraine were made by representatives from the Parliamentary Assembly, the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, the Venice Commission and GRECO. The participants visited the European Court of Human Rights and held an exchange of views with lawyers from the Department for the Execution of Judgments and the Judge for Ukraine from the Court.

Discussions were also held on the contribution of the Council of Europe to the implementation of human rights and rule of law in Ukraine through support to legislative reforms.