The Legal Hundred
The Legal Hundred is a Ukrainian non-governmental organization, which started in 2014 as a coordination project for lawyers across Ukraine wanting to help Ukrainian soldiers affected by hostilities. The project helps veterans to gain social support from the government necessary for their re-integration and adaptation to civilian life. We also support community building activities and the development of NGOs within veteran groups.
The first major project of Legal Hundred NGO was a free Legal Aid Hotline. It was established in December, 2014. Volunteer-lawyers all over Ukraine joined the project and provided free legal aid for veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war in the courts and helped dealing with public authorities. The project was supported by 250 volunteer lawyers from all over Ukraine in total.
The second landmark project of Legal Hundred NGO was The Information Leaflet for Veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian War – the illustrated user-friendly guide on rights, obligations and social guarantees of veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war and military families. Printed copies of The Information Leaflet were distributed to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine for War Veterans, and also among soldiers and volunteers. As of 2018, 100 thousand copies of The Information Leaflet were printed.
In 2016 representatives of Legal Hundred NGO began to work at 12 regions of Ukraine. Representatives provided primary and secondary legal aid, assistance for veteran’s organizations, organized group meetings.
In 2016 Legal Hundred also began to participate in the legislative process. As of 2018, Legal Hundred took part in the drafting process and supported 9 legislation drafts that have now become laws.
Our mission is to increase awareness about rights, duties and social guarantees of servicemen and veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war. All Information Leaflets are approved by Ukrainian authorities. Each of the Information Leaflets is based on the analysis of practical application of existing legislation. As of 2018, 100 thousand copies of The Information Leaflet for Veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian War were printed.
Hotline operators are qualified lawyers who provide relevant legal advice on military law and social benefits to veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war. When dealing with more complex issues that require legal action within a court, hotline operators connect the caller with the volunteer lawyers, who provide free legal support. If you cannot reach us, hotline operators will call you back.
The lawyers of Legal Hundred NGO run weekly live webinars on Legal Hundred’s Facebook page. During webinars lawyers explain rights, duties and social guarantees of veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war and answer questions live.
The School of Legal Hundred is a 5-month educational course that is aimed to increase the capacity of Russian-Ukrainian War veterans’ organizations and organizations providing services to veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian War. The school program incorporates 4 intensive training courses and the presentation of the project to potential donors.
Legal Hundred NGO has become the part of the Project Office for the creation of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine. The purpose of the Project Office is to form the vision and a way of implementing a new, integrated state strategy of social support for veterans via the creation of the new governmental body – the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine. Our mission is to identify the strategy, analyze international experience, to develop a plan for the elimination / reorganization of existing executive authorities.
The purpose of Legal Hundred NGO is to introduce an effective system of social protection that will encourage veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war to social adaptation and integration into peaceful life. As of 2018, Legal Hundred took part in the drafting process and supported 9 legislation drafts that have now become laws.
Legal Hundred NGO is engaged in the advocacy of positive changes that are aimed to strengthen the social protection of the veterans of the Russian-Ukrainian war. As of 2018, Legal Hundred took part in the drafting process and supported 9 legislation drafts that have now become laws.
Legal Hundred NGO prepares an analysis of bills that will be considered by MPs during the session week in the Ukrainian Parliament and monitors the activities of the Parliamentary Committees. The Digest is an excellent opportunity to learn about issues that require legislative regulation on the topic of the veterans’ social protection.
Legal Hundred NGO is convinced that changes in the country are possible when the legislative activity will be based on a probative approach. Our team prepares reports by analyzing the current legislation and the actual state of affairs. Each of the reports contains comprehensive analysis and offers effective solutions that can be taken into account by public authorities, MPs, non-governmental and international organizations.