Information on how the custody of children is determined when parents separate or divorce [UKR20368.E]

According to a representative of the Women's Study Centre in Kiev, custody of children is generally given to women (6 Apr. 1995). Even though there is a law on alimony and the family, she pointed out that there is no mechanism to force the ex-husband to support his child (ibid.).

Additional information on the above subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of additional sources consulted in researching this information request.


Women's Study Centre, Kiev. 6 April 1995. Telephone interview with representative.

Additional Sources Consulted

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW). The Women's Watch. Quarterly. 1993-1995.

Women's International Network (WIN). WIN News. Quarterly 1993-1995.

Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre in Ottawa.

On-line searches.