The Institute for Mass Information (IMI) and the Independent Media Trade Union have published their list of “Enemies of the Press in 2008”.
The list is made up of public officials who in some way resisted or hampered the medias free and publicly significant work
Moscow claims that despite the large number of Ukrainians living in the Russian Federation, there are “virtually no requests” from parents or civic organizations to open Ukrainian-language schools
A court in Kyiv has allowed a law suit by the newspaper “Delo” and ordered disclosure of information about money spent on State-run sanatoria for National Deputies, however it named some other information of public interest “confidential”
These words by the Head of the Moscow-based Sova Centre about those actively fuelling hatred, whether deliberately or for sensation in the media are unfortunately just as relevant for Ukraine and urgently need to be heeded
Despite a positive trend towards lower numbers of prisoners, there were no noticeable improvements in the area of human rights during 2008, with the level of rights abuse remaining high
On the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, a call for a State programme “Healthy Nation” and advice to IAEA to concern itself with the safety of nuclear power stations and not propagandize nuclear energy
On Thursday 23 April, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously condemned Russia for the enforced disappearance of 13 men in different locations across Chechnya between November 2001 and March 2004
A huge number of question marks in this strange story, which has left David Kuridze in some kind of strange never-never land in the Chernihiv regional temporary holding facilities for foreign nationals
On 16 April Ukraines Prosecutor General ignored warnings from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union about the human rights situation in Moldova and extradited two people accused of involvement in the protests of 7 April (+ appeal from UHHRU)
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is calling on the President to veto a law just passed in great haste introducing a system which violates human rights, will waste an extortionate amount of money and achieve nothing
An analysis of a long-awaited Resolution from the Supreme Court providing guidance on court practice in defamation cases
At present there are 8 draft laws tabled in the Verkhovna Rada proposing a system for electing National Deputies according to open candidate lists, yet their consideration is being stymied by party leaders
At its annual general meeting on 1 April, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, which is made up of 24 Ukrainian human rights organizations, unanimously adopted the following Declaration of Ethical Principles.