The Kyiv District Administrative Court has declared wrongful the decision of the Prosecutor General allowing the extradition of Lema Susarov to the Russian Federation
27.06.08 | Halya Coynash
Why do we tolerate untruth in the media? On the vital force of outrage at being conned and treated like idiots in the fight against paid news items, propaganda and other lies
The first problem is finding out. The State Department for the Execution of Sentences is extremely secretive and normally denies reports of torture and ill-treatment
26 June 2006 is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and events are taking place throughout the day in Ukraine to highlight the problem of torture by law enforcement officers and in penal institutions
22.06.08 | Halya Coynash
The Aarhus Convention reads like a response to Chernobyl. It is after all about the right to know and to have a say in what immediately concerns us. That its provisions must be observed is at once staggeringly obvious and a point the Ukrainian authorities seem gallingly reluctant to understand.
The Civic Assembly of Ukraine is calling on the countrys leaders to put an end to manipulative political intrigue and self-interest over constitutional reform. It is time for a responsible, law-based approach to that most fundamental public contract – the Constitution
Changes to the Ukrainian Constitution should be drawn up and adopted by a Constitutional Assembly. This was the message on Saturday from the Second Civic Assembly of Ukraine “A New Constitution –Civic Societys Position”
15.06.08 | Halya Coynash
Yes, the system is flawed and needs changing. However, Maidan convinced the world of Ukraines unequivocal choice - democracy. What nobody is convinced about is that Ukraines politicians have learned their lessons.
Perhaps its time we teach them? (Refelctions on the arrticle "Moral Holodomor")
The District Administrative Court in the Donetsk region on 10 June issued an important ruling in the ongoing struggle to force the State Department for the Execution of Sentences to stop concealing information of public importance. It found that the Head of the Department, Vasyl Koshchynets had behaved wrongfully by failing to provide information in the legally stipulated period on the mortality figures in the penal system.
The authors consider that the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention has all grounds to conclude that Ukraine is failing to implement its commitments with regard to this vital agreement on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters
Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and KHPG legal expert Arkady Bushchenko and bar lawyer Iryna Yakovets visited the colony on 10 June, following a press statement from the Vinnytsa Human Rights Group
The court hearing into the appeal lodged by Oleh Levytsky, lawyer representing Lema Susarov, was adjourned on Tuesday until 23 June. The appeal is against the decision by the Prosecutor General to extradite Susarov, an ethnic Chechen, to Russia
The civic project “Without borders” is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to either withdraw their signatures from a number of international conventions or start fulfilling their commitments, firstly, by not extraditing Lema Susarov to Russia
The site reports that during the court hearing on 5 June the prosecutors representative unexpectedly presented a previously unknown court ruling from 10 April 2008 finding material on the site extremist.
According to the head of the Committee for Monitoring Press Freedom, there are many attacks or threats against journalists, and the fact that those responsible go unpunished exacerbates the situation
04.06.08 | Oleh Martynenko
An assessment of worrying trends and measures needed while the situation is still manageable
After this agreement comes into effect, Moscow will be faced with the prospect of readmitting illegal migrants who entered Ukraine from its territory in conditions where Russia is unable to ensure physical guard over its own borders
01.06.08 | Halya Coynash
With newspapers fighting to be first in breaking a news story, the decision by Canadas most authoritative paper the Globe and Mail to publish an article by Solzhenitsyn attacking attempts to have Holodomor recognized as an act of genocide two months after it appeared must raise eyebrows – and some hard-hitting questions