Briefing note

Birth and death registration for residents of non-government controlled areas of eastern Ukraine

Published 28. Jun 2018
Civil documentation remains one of the most pressing issues for people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of eastern Ukraine.

Discriminatory practices in accessing birth and death certificates for people living in NGCA within Ukraine has been an issue of concern for the international community and civil society since the beginning of the armed conflict. Newly adopted Law No. 2268 provides a window of opportunity for simplifying the current civil registration procedure for residents of NGCA by allowing equal and effective access to civil status documents regardless of their place of residence.