The Verkhovna Rada has appointed MP Dmytro Lubinets as its Human Rights Ombudsman, according to a member of the "Golos" faction, Yaroslav Zheleznyak. The relevant decision was supported by 250 parliamentarians at a plenary session on Friday.
"After an hour of discussion, Dmitry Lubinets was supported for the position of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights," Zheleznyak wrote in his telegram channel.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Lyudmila Denisova from the position of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada on human rights. The decision was supported by 234 people's deputies at the plenary session on Tuesday. The Rada appointed her to this position on March 15, 2018.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk announced on June 21 that he proposed to appoint people's deputy Dmitry Lubinets (group "Za Maybutne") to the post of Commissioner for human rights.
Dmytro Lubinets is a Ukrainian politician and lawyer, an MP of the 8th convocation (from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc) and the 9th convocation (non-party). In 2019 he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada as a non-party self-nominated candidate in constituency 60 (Donetsk region) and became a member of the deputy group "For Maybutne", which became a party on June 2, 2020.