21.01.08 | Oleksandr Stepanenko
A nationwide monitoring project “Right of access to environmental information” has found little to say thats possible about the situation in Ukraine
A Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson stresses that there can be no question of Mikhail Gangans extradition to Russia while his application for asylum is being processed
The Vinnytsa Human Rights Group is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to allow Mikhail Gangan to apply for refugee status in Ukraine and stresses that it would be a violation of Ukraines international commitments were he to be extradited without being given this chance
The Ukrainian Civic Constitutional Committee has issued a statement regarding plans expressed to resolve the constitutional crisis during 2008.
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union addresses this open letter to the new Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers regarding urgent changes needed
27.12.07 | Oleksy Svyetikov
On 27 December the Leninsky Court in Luhansk revoked as unlawful Item one in the decision of the Luhansk Regional Council from 25 April 2006 No. 2/13 which gave Russian regional language status in the Luhansk region
"Assessment of the past is important for the present. Either the present security service regards itself as continuing the traditions of the NKVD or it unequivocally condemns them" - from an interview given by Alexei Babiy, Chair of Krasnoyarsk “Memorial”
Those surveyed gave the level of freedom of speech a rating of 2 out of 5. The researchers note that even three years this figure was close to 3
The Kharkiv Region Military Prosecutor has instituted criminal proceedings over the death of 18-year-old conscript Yury Stashchenko who died from a blow inflicted by a fellow soldier
The prisoners are complaining about their conditions. They are aware that the Department for the Execution of Sentences could apply their usual tactic and bring in a special purpose unit, but stress that their protest is peaceful and non-violent.
The Committee of Voters of Ukraine has publicly called on National Deputies to renounce excessive benefits.
14.12.07 | Halya Coynash
Our voices will continue to sound the alarm when human rights are being violated, but if we cannot hope for a receptive ear and help in passing on information, we will be almost powerless.
12.12.07 | Yevhen Zakharov, Halya Coynash
It is possible that those who ordered the attack on human rights sites found humour in aiming it at Human Rights Day. In fact, however, the event commemorated, the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, serves as a perfect reminder of all that would be at risk if we give in to such attempts to stifle and intimidate us. It reminds us also that we need to stand together on this – we have no plans to surrender.
Representative of the International Renaissance Foundation Roman Romanov speaks of how the human rights community has developed over the last four years, some of the problems which need to be addressed in the country and plans for the coming year
Using money to influence how journalists present the news is no less a form of censorship than the methods under Kuchma, and must be fought – for the publics sake and that of journalists integrity
Improper utterances in the press, ethnic and religious insults are not only the source of negative emotions, but can in the end lead to outbursts of violence. Such problems are particularly acute in the Crimea where relations between the Slavonic majority and repatriated Crimean Tatars sometimes spill out into conflict
31.10.07 | Yevhen Zakharov
Thoughts on the fundamental principles needed to ensure a good and workable Constitution, why we cannot do without such changes and on mechanisms for providing a Basic Law which meets the needs of all of Ukrainian society