In Ukraine will be a unified registry of missing persons

В Украине появится единый реестр пропавших без вести лиц

The new law will regulate the legal status of missing

In addition to registry will set up a Commission on missing persons in special circumstances.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law On the legal status of missing persons, which involves the creation of a Unified registry of missing persons. On Wednesday, August 1, press service of the head of state.

The electronic database will contain information on missing persons information on unidentified remains and on the presence or absence of a court decision on the recognition of wanted persons, missing or dead proevski.

In addition, in Ukraine there will be a Commission of missing persons in special circumstances. This will become a permanent Advisory body under the Cabinet of Ministers. His task will be to clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing persons during armed conflict or military operations on the territory of Ukraine, those who participated in the activities to counter Russian aggression in the Donbas, was constantly or lived in these areas, as well as missing during mass unrest within the state, or in emergency situations of natural or technogenic character.

The law prescribed the powers of such a Commission, the procedure of its formation, the order of maintaining the register of missing persons.

The law also establishes what information will be contained in the registry, and the procedure of its filling.

It also establishes the search order is missing, as well as the conditions under which the search terminated. It is noted that the court decision declaring the person missing is not a basis for terminating its investigation. Also the search should not end, if a person is missing, declared dead, but his remains were not found until the place of burial or location of the remains of such person.

The law defined, as will be the investigation of the remains, their exhumation and treatment. And also spelled out the rights of the person missing, his relatives, the order of acquisition of the legal status of missing persons.

The document comes into force on the day following the day of its publication.

Recall, the Parliament supported the establishment of a register of missing persons.

Earlier it was reported that since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass lost more than a thousand people.


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