Today Ukraine celebrates the Day of Advocacy

In December 2002, the President of Ukraine signed a decree № 1121/2002 about the establishment in Ukraine a professional holiday - Day of Advocacy, which is celebrated annually on 19 December.

Among the NGO activists there are professional lawyers Andriy Bolyubash and Yuriy Tatomyr.
They advocate the rights of ordinary citizens and stand on defense of the law. And they are doing this for free. An example of this was the case of an elderly lady Ms Shyndyruk from the village Starychi, the wealthy government worker fenced the passage to her house.
The legal department of the NGO "Rozvytok Hromady" has sent dozens of complaints and protests to government agencies, protecting residents from arbitrary and unlawful acts of officials.

“Protecting the rights of citizens of Ukraine is the ultimate goal that every lawyer should pursue. It is a matter of honor to help ordinary people to defend their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine”- the lawyer Yuriy Tatomyr.