28.02.08 | Yevhen Zakharov
On the newly formed National Constitutional Council, its less than inspiring first meeting and why the constitutional process must continue
27.02.08 | Halya Coynash
Recognition of Holodomor is not a Ukrainian matter alone. All crimes of genocide are crimes against you and I
Different sides presented their view of the penal system in Ukraine to one of the only journalists who perceived the public need for information about the spectacle which took place at – and outside – a press conference on 22 February
The renowned human rights defender and former political prisoner has addressed the following open letter to President Putin, the Head of the Russian Federation Central Election Commission V. Churov, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs S. Lavrov.
Plans to move the monument to victims of repression are unacceptable. "We are convinced that the Solovky Stone, like the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, are sacred places, demanding special respect"
22.02.08 | Y. Zakharov, O. Bukalov
A body designed to increase public safety is increasingly becoming a source of danger. This situation is leading to grave violations of the rights both of prisoners and personnel of penal institutions, to the use of unlawful force against people deprived of their liberty and to abuse of official powers
In this interview, Volodymyr Yavorsky from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union discusses changes in the human rights situation, whether xenophobia is yet a problem for Ukraine and the human rights movement in general
18.02.08 | Yevhen Zakharov
Until the system becomes more open to scrutiny, such allegations and concern about unlawful violence in penal institutions must inevitably continue
The Crimean Economic Court has ordered the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement within ten days with the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea for the landsite on Yaltynska St
The Presidium of the Mejilis of the Crimean Tatar People believes that the investigation into high-profile recent events cannot be carried out by the Crimean departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service
Although the information is incomplete, we hope that this is just the beginning and that with time we will receive answers to other questions put in the January report, as well as the annual reports due for 2006 and 2007
Environmental groups believe that it would be safer to build such containers near each nuclear power station, rather than having one centralized point with this minimizing the risk from transportation of radioactive material around the country
They are calling for the issue of repatriants to be considered at the Council of Europe conference on Ukraines regional development to be held in Yalta in April this year.
KHPG has received information suggesting that despite the recent cancellation of an Order on anti-terrorist units in penal institutions, a spetsnaz unit may once again have been deployed
Monitoring the work of the present Ombudsperson and her Secretariat is no easy matter: they remain extraordinarily secretive. There are however some glimmers of hope as far as long overdue work on national preventive mechanisms against torture and regional representatives are concerned