13.09.04 | Ludmila Klochko, Kharkov
Some facts and figures.
The appeal to President Leonid Kuchma in the connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On introduction of changes into some legislative acts of Ukraine”. The human rights protectors believe that this law endangers the right for information, groundlessly restricts the freedom of expression and contradicts the interests of the society and the Ukrainian state as a whole.
Tatiana Montian, as well as the numerous spectators, was not admitted to public consideration of her case without judges permission.
The authors of the article analyzed the draft and drew the conclusion that the Draft contradicted the Constitution and international obligations of Ukraine, in particular, in the parts that concern the penetration to dwelling, presumption of innocence, detention of the suspected, terms of their holding in custody before the official accusation, during the pre-trial investigation and trial.
The public hearings “Human rights and fundamental freedoms in the draft of the Criminal-Procedural Code of Ukraine” were held on 12 May in Kyiv. The majority of the participants mentioned the considerable number of drawbacks of the draft, which drawbacks created the auspicious conditions for systematic, uncontrolled and arbitrary violations of rights and fundamental freedoms of common citizens.
Ombudsperson Nina Karpacheva directed to President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma the appeal “On violation of the right for labor of the workers of budget establishments of the town of Mukachevo because of political views”.
The report states the situation in Ukraine did not improve during the part year.