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05.02.2016

Report on results of monitoring visit “Monitoring of human rights violations in matters of violent loss of private property as a result of armed conflict on the East of Ukraine”

04.02.2016

UHHRU Briefer #3 (15) for December 2015 – January 2016, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer #3 (15) of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for December 2015 – January 2016 issued within the USAID Human Rights in Action Program.

24.01.2016

UHHRU Lawyers Won Another Case against the Pension Fund. This Time in Kyiv

Lawyers of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union helped the woman to defend her right to a retirement pension illegally denied by the Pension Fund of the city of Kyiv. The judgment was made in favor of the pensioner. The Pension Fund of Ukraine once again lost the case to the UHHRU lawyers!

24.01.2016

UHHRU Lawyers Won Another Case against the Pension Fund. This Time in Kyiv

Lawyers of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union helped the woman to defend her right to a retirement pension illegally denied by the Pension Fund of the city of Kyiv. The judgment was made in favor of the pensioner. The Pension Fund of Ukraine once again lost the case to the UHHRU lawyers!

24.01.2016

Joint Appeal of the Ombudsman and UHHRU on the Construction and Transfer of Penal Institutions and Detention Centers

Joint appeal of the Ombudsman and Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Justice of Ukraine.

14.01.2016

The winners of the Ukraine-wide contest of high school students’ essays “Human rights and contemporary challenges for Ukraine” were identified

The winners of the Ukraine-wide high school students’ essays “Human Rights and Contemporary Challenges for Ukraine” were identified. They were chosen among 400 competitors from 22 regions of Ukraine. In their essays the high school students, in particular, were sharing their vision for different human rights issues under conditions of the armed conflict, as well as rights of high school students at schools, freedom of speech and right to life.

22.12.2015

“Human Rights in Ukraine: International and National Dimensions of 2015”

Human rights groups presented the report “Human Rights in Ukraine: International and National Dimensions of 2015”. During the discussion the interim results of alternative reports prepared by human rights defenders in 2015 to the UN Committee on Human Rights and the UN Committee against Torture, as well as thematic reports on the results of monitoring missions in Donbass and the AR Crimea were presented.

22.12.2015

Winners of Anti-prize in 2015

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29.01.2013

Open appeal of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union regarding the creation of a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry

On Sunday 27 January 2013 a general meeting was held to form a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry. This resulted in twenty five of the 35 representatives of civic institutions allowed to the meeting, among them a member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union being elected.

25.10.2011

Human rights organizations speak out on sentencing of Yulia Tymoshenko

Human rights organizations have on many occasions expressed concern regarding the political grounds for the criminal prosecution of former government officials. On 11 October the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv issued its verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko, sentencing her to seven years imprisonment over the signing of gas accords with Russia.

19.09.2011

On Flagrant Violation of Freedom of Expression in Kharkiv

On 13 September 2011 three Kharkiv TV companies – ATN, Fora and ATVC – were simultaneously removed from air. All three are engaged in independent journalist activities and regularly broadcast criticism of the local authorities and various State bodies. The simultaneous silencing under various pretexts of these three TV companies makes it impossible to doubt the political commissioning of the move.
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