On Principles of Preventing and Combating Discrimination in Ukraine (No. 5207-VI)

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The Anti-Discrimination Act of Ukraine (the “Act”) addresses discrimination in all areas of life, including public and political activities. Under the Act, “discrimination” is defined to include situations where a person or group of persons suffer limitations in the recognition, implementation or use of rights and freedoms in any form due to reasons such as race, age, gender, etc. The Act provides that all forms of discrimination are prohibited in Ukraine and all persons should have equal rights and freedoms as well as opportunities for their implementation and establishes civil, administrative and criminal liability for the violation of anti-discrimination legislation (including under the Act). The Act does not however provide for any specific penalties.



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