Commentary from the Center of political-legal reforms on the suit brought by ex-Prosecutor General, S. Piskun
Why the unlawful dismissal of Piskun and response to the courts reinstatement suggest lingering ills in the attitude to the rule of law.
02.12.05 | Yevhen Zakharov
The report compares the state of affairs with regard to human rights over the ‘Kuchma era and in 2005. Interrelated trends are considered which defined the ever more flagrant violations of human rights under the 10 years of Kuchmas regime, with a brief analysis of the same trends in 2005.
A blow for monitoring of telecommunications?
On 27 September 2005 in Kyiv “Amnesty International” presented its report “Ukraine. The time to act: Torture and cruel treatment of people detained by the police”. It speaks of an alarming situation as regards the observance of the rights of those detained by the Ukrainian police and gives details of various incidences where torture has been applied. One such case involved Mykhailo Koval from Chernihiv.
17.11.05 | Oleksandr Stepanenko, Chortkiv
The Ternopil region prosecutors office accused Anatoliy Zhukinskiy, the head of the Ternopil regional administration, of large-scale misappropriation of budget funds. Corporative deputies protection saved him from criminal charges...
On 2 November the Novozavodsk district court of Chernihiv passed its verdict on the claim of Volodymyr Ovsienko against two former district police officers. The interests of the claimant were represented by Oleksandr Trofimov, a lawyer of the Chernihiv Civic Committee for the Protection of Human Rights.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Ukrainian citizens in 13 more claims against Ukraine.
14.11.05 | Yevhen Zakharov
08.11.05 | Oleksandr Severyn, Kyiv
On the planned amendments to the Constitution (the “political reform”): “I am a citizen. …. I simply have rights which I will not give up without a fight. My barricades are the Constitution. Each time anybody attempts to take these rights away, they will have to take the barricades by storm. And well see who wins, since there are a lot of us”