On August 16, 2013, a round table was held on the topic: “Legal and social aspects of the formation and implementation of the migration policy of Ukraine.” The organizers of this event were the International Congress for the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens “Shield” and the Odesa regional organization of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. Oleg Vladimirovich Tkachuk, Head of the Department for Refugees and Foreigners of the Main Directorate of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in the Odessa Region, Oleg Mikhailovich Litvak, Senior Prosecutor of the Department for the Protection of Constitutional Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and Interests of Ukraine of the Odessa Region Prosecutor’s Office, Anna Goncharova, Second Secretary representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa, Shablienko Vladimir Mikhailovich – representative of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Odessa region, Muradov Mamed Tamindarovich – representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, Krizhanovsky Viktor Vyacheslavovich – head of the Center for Legal Assistance of the International Public Organization “International Union”, Shibanov Yuriy Nikolaevich – Deputy Chairman of the International Committee for the Protection of Human Rights, Khatak Eftekhar Ahmad – Head of the public organization “Odessa Regional Center for International Legal Protection of Ukrainian Citizens, Foreigners in and stateless persons. Ghoshal Hana Khatak, Boshtan Vladimir Dmitrievich – Chairman of the Board of the Public Organization “Social Legal Assistance,” Editor-in-Chief of the Information Portal “Ukraine in Arabic” Farajallah Mohammad, Matyakin Alexander Georgievich – President of the Judo Association “Victoria,” representatives of national cultural societies and diasporas.
Among the issues under consideration is the following regulation of migration flows, migration amnesty, violation of the rights of migrants by law enforcement agencies, and participation of human rights organizations in the integration of refugees and migrants.
As a result of the round table meeting, a collective appeal was prepared and signed by all participants to the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister, and the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a request to create a special commission to help migrants.