11.11.05 | Yuri Chumak,Kharkiv
The Kharkiv group for human rights protection, together with the public organization “Koreni travy” have launched a large-scale public investigation within the framework of the project “Access to information on the activities of State bodies"
11.11.05 | Volodymyr Yavorskiy, Kyiv
The Chamber of Accounting of Ukraine has found that State funding on penal institutions and implementing the 2004 reforms is being used unsystematically and often not for the purposes intended.
The deputy mayor of a town in the Mykolaiv region has been exposed for rigging voting papers during the second round of Presidential elections.
Some information about access to information held by State bodies in the United Kingdom and France.
An Appeal from members of the human rights movement of the 1960s to 80s and former prisoners of conscience to the President of Ukraine, calling on him to use the powers vested in him by the People, to prevent dangerous amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.
Investigative journalists, headed by Chief Editor Igor Kanevskiy, are leaving the newspaper “Biznes” in protest at the persecution of their colleague Oleksandr Dranikov. A new media-project will be created in Ukraine, which will specialize in investigative journalism.
04.11.05 | Oleksandr Stepanenko, Chortkiv
A common citizen, without any lawyer has succeeded in gaining court consideration of his case: his police torturers have been punished.
On the sixth anniversary of artillery strikes on innocent civilians in Chechnya, “Memorial” reminds us of the crucial role which the European Court of Human Rights can play in ensuring that such crimes do not go unanswered.
03.11.05 | Vasyl Ovsiyenko
The Sandarmokh Cossack Cross and a call to pay tribute to the victims of Soviet Terror whose unmarked graves lie in Sandarmokh and on Solovky.
The foundation “Force of the law” is offering to provide on request to any interested groups or individuals their TV documentary “The Truth about our rights” (about human rights issues during 2004-2005)
The Sumy City Civic Organization “Pravozakhyst" ["Human rights protection"] has been active since 2001 in developing legal awareness and ensuring that people understand their rights and the law
02.11.05 | Viktoria Onishchenko, Kyiv
On 10 October, in the UNIAN, human rights activists and lawyers discussed issues relating to the reform of the courts and of law enforcement bodies in Ukraine. Positive comments were few and far between.
Last week Vasyl Onopenko introduced a new Draft Law No. 8256 on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. The author points out that such amendments are needed because of discrepancies in the legislative regulation of the methods of recording court hearings into a case (minutes of a court sitting) and reproduction of technical tools in courts of all types of jurisdiction.
The Prosecutors office of the Zhytomyr region has investigated and passed on to the court criminal charges against eight officers of the law enforcement bodies.
27.10.05 | Oleksandr Severyn
A riddle for naive local deputies: When is immunity not immunity? When it is a legal fiction and youve been conned. A useful reminder for those who seem to need it to read their – and our – Constitution
The Luhansk information and education center for human rights (http://www.jurlugansk.org) invite all those interested to visit their new website.
The Deputy Chief Editor of the newspaper “Ogni Severodonetska” ended up in hospital after a visit from a "police officer"