Meet Your Defender: Interview with Mykhailo Tarakhkalo

The next video of our #MeetYourDefender series is with Mykhailo Tarakhkalo – a human rights defender and lawyer working in the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Mykhailo shared with us his expert thoughts on human rights work in Ukraine, the role of public oversight and an exceptionally gripping vision of human rights defenders.

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There is a story behind every report, every advocacy event and every case at a human rights court. IPHR launched “Meet your defender” campaign to bring you personal stories of human rights defenders from post-soviet space.

To learn more visit “Meet your defender” campaign’s page.