List of Law and Policy Documents

last updated July 6, 2009

GENDER EQUALITY

  • The State Program on Ensuring Gender Equality 2006-2010, 27 December 2006 (Ukrainian)
  • The Law on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men, 8 September 2005 (English) (Ukrainian)
  • Constitution of Ukraine (English) (Ukrainian)
  • Labour Code (English)
  • Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 283 on the Improvement of Social Status of Women, 25 Apr 2001 (English)
  • Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on General Principles of State Policy of Ukraine Regarding the Family and Women (English)
  • Declaration on General Principles of State Policy Regarding the Family and Women, approved by Decree No. 475-XIV, 5 March 1999 (English)
  • Law of Ukraine on Employment of March 1, 1991, No. 803-XII (published in "Visnyk Verkhovnoyi Rady" (VVR), 1991, No.14, p.170) (English)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

  • Amendments to On the Prevention of Violence in the Family Act, 2008, Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady, 1 January 2009 (English) (Ukrainian)
  • Housing Code of Ukraine, latest revision 2004 (Ukrainian)
  • Citizen's Petition Act, Statute No. 393/96-VR, 2 October 1996, as amended on 13 May 1999 and 20 November 2003, Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady, 1991, No. 47, Item 256 (Ukrainian)
  • Statute No. 759-IV, 15 May 2003, Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady Ukrainy, 25 July 2003, No. 30, Item 244; Code of Administrative Violations (Section 173-2) (Ukrainian)
  • On the Procedure for Consideration and Review of Reports of Acts or Threats of Domestic Violence, Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 616, 26 April 2003, Uriadovyi Kurier No. 86, 14 May 2003 (Ukrainian)
  • On the Procedure for Placement of Perpetrators of Domestic Violence on Preventive Record, Decree of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. z0380-02, 22 April 2002, Ofitsiynyi Visnyk Ukrajiny, 10 May 2002, No. 17, Page 268, Item 918 (Ukrainian)
  • Procedures for Social Inspection of Living Conditions of Children in Troubled Families, Department of Youth and Family Affairs, No. 11, 4 February 2002, Ofitsiynyi Visnyk Ukrajiny, 19 April 2002, No. 14, Page 418, Item 781 (Ukrainian)
  • On the Prevention of Violence in the Family Act, Vidomosti Verkhovnoi Rady, 2002, No. 10, Item 70, 15 November 2001 (Ukrainian) (English)
  • Guidelines of the Supreme Court on the Application of Housing Legislation, No. 0004700-01, 26 May 2001 (Ukrainian)
  • Criminal Code of Ukraine 2001, amended in 2006
    • Articles 121-122, 125-126: Battery (English)
    • Article 127: Torture (English)
    • Article 129: Threat of murder (English)
  • Regulation of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on Medical Determination of Gravity of Bodily Injuries, No. 6, 17 January 1995 (Ukrainian)

SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • Criminal Code of Ukraine 2001, amended in 2006
    • Articles 152-156: Sexual Assault (English)
  • Guidelines of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on Application of Legislation on Rape, No. 4, 27 March 1992 (Ukrainian)

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  • The Law on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men, 8 September 2005 (English) (Ukrainian)

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN 

  • Criminal Code of Ukraine 2001, amended in 2006 (English)
    • Article 149: Trafficking in Human Beings (English)
    • Article 150: Exploitation of Children (English)
    • Articles 302-303: Involvement in Prostitution (English)
    • Articles 331-32: Illegal Movement Across the Border (English)
  • Model Rules of Organization and Operation of Centers of Rehabilitation for Victims of Trafficking in People, Decree No. 987, 27 June 2003, Ofitsiynyi Visnyk Ukrajiny, 18 July 2003, No. 27, Page 67, Item 1324 (Ukrainian)
  • Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the Interdepartmental Commission for Combating Trafficking in People, No. 1961-2002-P, 25 December 2002, Ofitsiynyi Visnyk Ukrajiny, 10 January 2003, No. 52, Page 108, Item 2381 (Ukrainian)
  • Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, No. 766, 5 June 2002, Ofitsiynyi Visnyk Ukrajiny, 21 June 2002, No. 23, Page 92, Item 1123 (English) (Ukrainian)

NATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

  • Reply to the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Outcome of the 23rd Session of the U.N. General Assembly (2000) (English) (Russian) (PDF, 12 pages)
  • Reply to the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (1998) (Russian) (PDF, 12 pages)