The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has announced that the reports from its representative on the Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry force it to conclude that there is no interest within the Public Council in resolving problems related to human rights
"Beatings and torture continue unabated in the Ukraine in spite of the new Criminal Procedure Code adopted by the government late last year. No concrete steps have been taken to set up an independent police accountability mechanism."
Ukrainians are suffering more and more often from unlawful searches by police officers, especially at railway stations. These are the findings of the latest stage of monitoring carried out by the NGO network “The Police under Scrutiny”
On 20 November the new Criminal Procedure Code came into force. Among the new features is the so-called “agreement with the investigators” drawn up at the initiative of the Prosecutor or the suspect or accused
Against a background of talk about the need to reduce law enforcement agency staff, the Ukrainian police have supplemented supplies of special means. Are they thus preparing for possible protest after the elections?
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union stresses that the existence of general supervision by the Prosecutor’s Office is impeding other legal reforms, in particular reform of criminal court proceedings, a component of which is the new Criminal Procedure Code
At around 13.00 on 2 August a 35-year-old man apparently jumped out of a toilet window on the fourth floor of the Ordzhonikidsky District Police Station in Kharkiv. The version given by the police contains several discrepancies
The Consultative Council under the Human Rights Ombudsperson has issued a statement addressed to the Prosecutor General and Minister of the Interior over the assault by police on lawyer Oleh Veremeyenko in the Dniprovsky Police Station in Kyiv
The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group is seriously concerned by the deepening crisis in the city of Khorog, Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast of Tajikistan, where for the third day the situation remains unstable.