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Police who detained media photographers to be disciplined

24.06.08
During the Land of Dreams Festival on Saturday 21 June, two photographers were detained by police officers who, it would seem, didn’t like being photographed

Inclusive education: a new chance for children with disabilities in the Lviv region

24.06.08 | www2.dw-world.de
A new project has been launched in the Lviv region to enable children with disabilities to study in ordinary educational institutions. The project is supported by the Canadian International Development Agency

Repeat Performance

22.06.08 | Halya Coynash
The Aarhus Convention reads like a response to Chernobyl. It is after all about the right to know and to have a say in what immediately concerns us. That its provisions must be observed is at once staggeringly obvious and a point the Ukrainian authorities seem gallingly reluctant to understand.

Ukraine cautioned over non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention

22.06.08
The Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention took place in Riga earlier this month. It found that Ukraine had not demonstrated its compliance with an international agreement which is of vital importance to all of us

A New Constitution Civic Society’s Position

The Civic Assembly of Ukraine is calling on the country’s leaders to put an end to manipulative political intrigue and self-interest over constitutional reform. It is time for a responsible, law-based approach to that most fundamental public contract the Constitution

Civic organizations call for a Constitutional Assembly

22.06.08
Changes to the Ukrainian Constitution should be drawn up and adopted by a Constitutional Assembly. This was the message on Saturday from the Second Civic Assembly of Ukraine A New Constitution Civic Society’s Position

Amnesty International’s 2008 Report: No cause for celebration

21.06.08
Amnesty International has published its annual report in this 60th year since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The title says it all: Sixty years of human rights failure governments must apologize and act now

Diplomatic assurances found wanting

20.06.08
The European Court of Human Rights has found that there would be a violation of the prohibition against torture if Russia extradited Aleksandr Ryabkin to Turkmenistan

Real measures not imitation needed

20.06.08
Open Appeal over numerous human rights infringements in the work of the State Department for the Execution of Sentences

Crimean slave owner imprisoned

18.06.08 | crimea.unian.net
The Crimean Prosecutor’s Office informs that in 2005 and 2006, a Simferopol resident forced five fellow Crimeans to work for him through violence and threats

Deputies hold on to their perks

17.06.08 | www.unian.net
Parliament has rejected a draft law which would have abolished the right to free transport, use of official delegation halls, free housing and medical treatment It also envisaged additional grounds for early termination of a National Deputy’s mandate.

Uzbekistan: Independent journalist arrested on allegations of drug possession

17.06.08
The Committee to Protect Journalists believes the police are using the charge of drug possession to silence a critical journalist

Lithuanian ban on Soviet symbols

17.06.08 | www.bbc.co.uk
Lithuania’s parliament has passed the toughest restrictions anywhere in the former Soviet Union on the public display of Soviet and Nazi symbols

Moral responsibility

15.06.08 | Halya Coynash
Yes, the system is flawed and needs changing. However, Maidan convinced the world of Ukraine’s unequivocal choice - democracy. What nobody is convinced about is that Ukraine’s politicians have learned their lessons. Perhaps it’s time we teach them? (Refelctions on the arrticle "Moral Holodomor")

15.06.08 |
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Head of the Penal Service not above the law

13.06.08
The District Administrative Court in the Donetsk region on 10 June issued an important ruling in the ongoing struggle to force the State Department for the Execution of Sentences to stop concealing information of public importance. It found that the Head of the Department, Vasyl Koshchynets had behaved wrongfully by failing to provide information in the legally stipulated period on the mortality figures in the penal system.

Cultural organizations can’t compete

13.06.08
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has expressed concerned over the increasing trend by bodies of local self-government to take premises away from organizations working in human rights defence and the cultural sphere

Head of the Penal Service not above the law

13.06.08
Court finds that the Head of the State Department for the Execution of Sentences acting wrongfully by failing to provide information in the legally stipulated period on the mortality figures in the penal system

Open appeal from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union on Ukraine’s failure to comply with the Aarhus Convention

11.06.08
The authors consider that the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention has all grounds to conclude that Ukraine is failing to implement its commitments with regard to this vital agreement on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters

No sign of mass beating of prisoners in Colony No. 100

11.06.08
Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and KHPG legal expert Arkady Bushchenko and bar lawyer Iryna Yakovets visited the colony on 10 June, following a press statement from the Vinnytsa Human Rights Group

  

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