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Law faculty student Svitlana TSYONA attended Secondary School №1 in Varyazh village in Lviv Region. She conducted a lesson for 3rd grade pupils on combating violence.

Pupils watched instructive videos and a cartoon called Believe in love, believe in Christmas, thanks to which they realized that it is possible to make friends with anyone, regardless of their religious preferences, nationality, etc.

In addition, together with the student, pupils made thematic puzzles and applications, as well as created a mini-project: Children against violence”.

Lviv State University of Internal Affairs hosted an international scientific-practical conference “Modern mechanisms for combating human trafficking” in online format on the 4th of December. Event, co-hosted by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), brought together representatives of government agencies, universities, NGOs, other experts and speakers.

LvSUIA Rector Roman BLAHUTA made a welcoming speech: “I'm proud to have an opportunity to maintain a constructive discussion with you on important and necessary topic for discussion – problem of human trafficking. Traditionally, our university holds a conference related to this topic. Obviously, current situation in the world has made some adjustments to the timing of this event, but we couldn't ignore discussion of human trafficking and still are well organized to hold this important discussion platform with involvement of central executive bodies, international institutions, public organizations, students and scientific & pedagogical staff.

Ambassador and Coordinator of the OSCE Projects in Ukraine Henrik WILLADSEN also made a speech. He stressed that the conference is a great opportunity to discuss the fight against human trafficking with participation of law enforcement officials, scientists, students and NGOs. “We are going to continue our cooperation with our Ukrainian partners. As new challenges arise, I stress the need to further strengthen anti-trafficking strategy by developing new mechanisms to prevent and put an end to such crimes, ” said WILLADSEN.

Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine for European Integration Olha REVUK was next to greet the participants: “Ukraine, as a member of many international conventions and agreements on combating human trafficking, is actively developing its own national system and cooperation in this direction. However, we all understand the problems that exist in our country: protracted armed conflict in the East, prevalence of fraudulent schemes, recruitment, pandemics, financial hardship - all these are the risk factors that make Ukrainian citizens more vulnerable to the dangers of human trafficking.”

Deputy Chairman of LRSA Taras HREN also addressed the audience: “Behind any of our signatures or packages of documents are human destinies. It is our duty to take care of realization of the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine. Unfortunately, nothing could be done at one moment. Only thanks to the joint efforts and coordination of Ministry of Social Policy, law enforcement and civil servants will we be able to achieve results.”

National Project Manager of Human Security Program of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Serhiy HRYNENKO said the following: “It is very nice to see that such a wide audience is represented at this conference. When we planned our event at the beginning of the year, we hoped that we would traditionally meet in the hospitable city of Lviv and talk offline but Covid-19 made its adjustments. But thanks to modern technology, we have an opportunity to gather on online platform ZOOM and discuss important topics. He also told about the mandate of the OSCE Project Coordinator and organization's activities in the field of combating human trafficking.

Conference was divided into three thematic sections, during which participants discussed various aspects of combating human trafficking. In particular, first panel entitled “Responding to Current Challenges in Combating Human Trafficking at the National Level” was moderated by National Project Manager of the OSCE Human Security Program Nadiya KONDYBINA, speakers were – Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine for European Integration Olha REVUK, Deputy Head of State Service of Ukraine for Labor Olena KONOVALOVA, Coordinator of Department of Education and Training of Police Officers in International Education, Police of the Czech Republic Myroslav KORTAN and Representative of Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine Oleksandr EHOROV.

Deputy Dean of LvSUIA Faculty №2 Stepan MELNYK moderated second panel entitled “Regional aspect of responding to current challenges in the field of combating human trafficking.” Speakers of this section were: Head of Department of Labor and Family Policy of Department of Social Protection of Lviv Regional State Administration Ulyana DOROSH, Head of Department for Combating Crimes Related to Human Trafficking of MDNP in Lviv Region Serhiy MOLOTOV, , Deputy Head of Department for Combating Cross-Border Crime of Investigative Department of Western Department of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Volodymyr YAKUBOVSKY, Head of “Women's Perspectives” Center Lyubov MAKSYMOVYCH, and Associate Professor of Information and Analytical Support of Law Enforcement of LvSUIA Faculty №2 Olha OHIRKO. During this section they talked about current problems of human trafficking, modern mechanisms of counteraction, discussed the state of implementation of state policy in this area and an issue of human trafficking in the context of decentralization reform.

LvSUIA Vice-Rector Vasyl FRANCHUK moderated third section entitled ”Using Interactive Training Methods to Train Specialists in Combating and Investigating Crimes Related to Human Trafficking.” Participants of this block were representative of the Office of Special Representative for Combating Human Trafficking of OSCE Secretariat Oleksandr KYRYLENKO, Zhanar SEITAYEVA from the Academy of Law Enforcement at the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of LvSUIA Department for Scientific and Practical Training Oleksandra ZAKHAROVA and National Project Manager of Human Security Program of OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine Nadiya KONDYBINA.

Representatives of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs took part in webinar “Advantages and risks of police work in prevention the use and distribution of drugs.”


Event was organized by European Union Advisory Mission together with European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Online event was held for students of Faculties №1, №2 and №3, scientific & pedagogical staff, bringing together about a hundred participants from different parts of Ukraine.



Webinar participants were told about various approaches in police work in prevention the spread of drugs. In particular, Gregor BURKHART, speaker from European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, was invited to make a speech. “Even in the EU, things are not as good as they seem to be. Our government is investing in approaches that only inform about the harms of drugs, and this is not enough, so for us the problem of combating drugs remains relevant“ said BURKHART.


From LvSUIA event was attended by Oleksandra ZAKHAROVA, Head of Department of Actualization of Education and Practical Training, Iryna HAZDAIKA-VASYLYSHYN, Head of Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Danylo YOSYFOVYCH, Head of Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure, Yaroslav KOHUT, Head of Department of Social Disciplines of Faculty №3 and Ruslan SHEKHAVTSOV, Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure and Criminology.




International forum was held by Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration together with Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs. Event was part of LvSUIA campaign 16 Days Against Violence and was held online via ZOOM platform.

More than three hundred participants joined the forum. Among them representatives of central and local government, educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, local governments and many others. Lviv State University of Internal Affairs was represented by Volodymyr VYSOTSKY, Associate Professor of Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure of Faculty №3 and Gender Commissioner Iryna YEVKHUTYCH, Associate Professor of Department of Civil Law and Procedure of Faculty №1.

According to organizers of the forum, its purpose was to develop practical recommendations and unified approaches to prevent and combat domestic violence, as well as to provide comprehensive assistance to victims in accordance with international and national standards.

Participants discussed the role of Ministry of Internal Affairs in preventing domestic violence. They also talked about some aspects of law enforcement training to combat this phenomenon.

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“16 Days Against Violence” campaign was launched at LvSUIA

Professor of Department of Economic and Legal Disciplines of Faculty of Law of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs Lubomyr MELEKH together with a graduate of the same faculty Halyna HUTSUL held a conversation for students to ensure equal rights for men and women. The class was held online. Event was part of “16 Days Against Violence” campaign.

Students were told how our country is moving towards gender equality. In particular, Professor of the Department noted that Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of IX convocation includes the largest number of women since independence.

“Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved in 2019 Concept of the State Social Policy for Ensuring Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women until 2021,” said Lubomyr MELEKH.

Halyna HUTSUL stressed that conflicts over legal inequality between men and women occur very often. And this problem applies to either sex.

She added that it is very difficult to get rid of gender stereotypes, because they are a long-standing and deep phenomenon that is very difficult to break only through legislative changes.

Competitions on overcoming the obstacle course Dynamiada-2020 took place on the basis of Lviv regional organization PSS Dynamo, in which participated cadets and teachers of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs.

Particularly, team of cadets Danylo VYSHINSKY, Mykola KARP, Yevhen TURYK and Volodymyr VASYLYSHYN Andriy STAROSTA, Specialist of Institute for Training Specialists for National Police Units, and Teachers of Department of Special Physical Training of Faculty №2 Taras MOROZ and Mykola HIL achieved third team place at the competition.

Simultaneously with Dynamiada” took place Health Games” competitions for participants aged thirty and over.

All-Ukrainian scientific conference of students was held on the basis of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs on the 20th of November. Event was held online, and the topic of discussion was the mechanisms of civil society.

Work of the conference was divided into sections covering state-legal, administrative-legal, civil-legal, criminal-legal and economic-legal spheres. In addition, field of social sciences (psychology, economics, linguistics and others) was involved in the discussion. LvSUIA Deputy Head of Department of Organization of Scientific Work Halyna SAVCHYN was a moderator of the event.

LvSUIA Rector Roman BLAHUTA had a welcoming speech. He stressed that the existence of civil society is a fundamental basis for the legal regulation of the legitimate rights of citizens. In addition, Rector expressed hope that the conference will be useful for young scientists, graduates: “Constructive conversation and opportunity to communicate is important for any conference. And for a young scientist, who is mostly all the participants of today's event, it is important to be able to learn to properly express their thoughts and lead a competent discussion. Therefore, communicate and discuss - this is what our event is about.

Representatives of 11 higher education institutions participated in the conference, with 145 abstracts submitted.


During the conference there were lively discussions on issues important for the functioning of civil society.


It is worth noting that a Сollection of abstracts was published based on the results of the scientific event, also participants of All-Ukrainian Conference have received relevant certificates.


Lviv State University of Internal Affairs hosted a scientific-practical seminar on Social, economic and psychological aspects of the National Police of Ukraine.” on 19th of November. Event was held online via Zoom platform.

Dean of Faculty №3 Stepan HNATYUK made a welcoming speech. He stressed an urgency of discussed issues.

Head of Department of Social Disciplines of Faculty №3 Yaroslav KOHUT also had an introductory speech. He acquainted participants with rules of the event, invited them to future events of the Department and expressed hope that they will take place offline.

During the scientific-practical seminar there were lively discussions of topical issues of the National Police in social, economic and psychological aspects.

In particular, they talked about psychological well-being of police officers in a coronavirus pandemic, discussed the formation of intercultural communication skills of future police officers, prevention and overcoming the syndrome of professional burnout. They also talked about the psychological and pedagogical aspects of police interaction with children, mentioned typical problems in the development of young and older children.

University hosted a four-day webinar on “International Humanitarian Law and International Law Enforcement Rules and Standards.” Event was initiated by Department of Actualization of Education and Practical Training and  International Educational Activities Unit of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs.

International Committee of the Red Cross on Law Enforcement Affairs Adviser Dmytro DVORNYK told cadets of faculties №1, №2 and №3 about the mandate and activities of the organization. Online lesson also covered the topic “Maintaining law and order in modern conditions, challenges and investigating crimes in accordance with international rules and international humanitarian law.” During the next days of training, following issues were considered: “Use of physical force, special means and firearms”, “Arrest and detention of a person”, “Search and review”.

Expert noted that the International Committee of the Red Cross is a humanitarian organization whose history dates back to 1863.

“We take care of victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence, protect the lives and dignity of people, provide assistance,” said Dmytro DVORNYK. He also spoke about the basic principles of the organization: “Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, unity and universality.”

Dmytro DVORNYK noted that Ukraine found itself in a rather difficult situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Main task of the police under these conditions is to ensure public safety and order. You, as young generation of law enforcement officers, must be able to establish effective relationships with the community. This allows to prevent many problematic situations, and the trust of the population, in turn, contributes to the formation of a positive image of the police”.

Finally, he told the cadets about the most important stages of detection of any crime and noted how important it is to be able to properly gather quality evidence base.

Also the ICRC Delegate for Work with the Police and Security Forces Claudia LUPEA joined an online webinar.



Online classes via ZOOM on Legal basis of activities and the procedure for consideration of citizens' appeals in administrative and jurisdictional activities of the police” were conducted for 3rd year cadets of Faculty №3.

Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Commissioner for Human Rights in Western Regions Svitlana SEMCHYSHYN and Regional Coordinator of Public Relations of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights of Lviv Region Tetyana PANASENKO told the students about the ombudsman institution in the mechanism of human rights and freedoms.

Meeting was initiated by Kateryna KOSTOVSKA, Associate Professor of Department of Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure of Faculty № 3.

During the lesson cadets learned about special monitoring groups, which make visits, for example, to psychoneurological boarding schools, geriatric boarding houses, nursing homes for the elderly and disabled, etc. Such groups check whether people are provided with decent living conditions, food, and medical care.

Experts described new approach in preventing torture and ill-treatment – national preventive mechanism.

Also cadets learned about the strategic activities of the VRU Commissioner for Human Rights, role and format of national preventive mechanism.