The report “Human Rights in Ukraine” from human rights defending organizations is being used by European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has conducted the monitoring of ECHR judgments in concern to Ukraine and noticed that the Court refers in his judgments to data from annual human rights defending organizations report


The “20” film about massive shootings at Institutska Street is finally in the Net!

The “20. Twenty testaments of lynchpin day of the stand-off on Maidan” film about events took place on morning 20th of February at Institutska Street was created with joint efforts of Euromaidan SOS, Ukrlife.tv, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union , along with multiple dramatic events on Maidan witnesses which took a picture with their mobile devices, -- is finally in the Net!


Address of Human Rights Defenders to Ombudsmen of Ukraine and Russia with petition to put efforts of ceasing human rights violation in Regions of Donetsk and Lugansk

We, activists and human right defenders who monitoring human rights violations in Regions of Donetsk and Lugansk in Ukraine, address to you with petition to undertake common efforts in order to cease massive human rights violations in conflict region.


Statement from Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) for the event which took place to Aleksandr Popov

Everyone who was watching evening news issue on 26th of May became an eyewitness of shocking scene on Kyiv streets. On this very day that what up before Pechersk district court was case of circumstances of protesters crackdown at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (The Square of Independence) on 30th of November2013. In particular, that was judged was the question about exemption from criminal liability of former head of Kyiv city state administration Aleksandr Popov.


Address of prevention to adopt “Act of oblivion for separatists” bill

We accentuate that corresponding bills have to accord with the rest of international obligations of Ukraine, in particular European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties as well as applicable legislation of Ukraine. Which we can’t observe at the moment.


Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights. Brief Review of the Situation in Crimea


The experts believe that complicated situation in the country is not an obstacle for police restructuring.

Public experts prepared the project of police reformation for the country. Representatives of working group on reforming the law enforcement as part of public initiative “Resuscitation package of reforms” told this news at a conference on May, 15. The group of experts from various organizations and institutions have developed and presented for extensive discussion the concept of police restructuring and the project of police law and policing in Ukraine, which is going to replace the outmoded police law.


The Civil Society Calls for Acceleration of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Reform

Representatives of public organizations and experts of the Reanimation Reforms Package call the Ukrainian government to accelerate the public prosecutor’s office reform. A corresponding draft law number 3541 was already adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at the first reading last year, and a positive opinion thereon was obtained from the Venice Commission, however the core committee of the Verkhovna Rada has not prepared the draft law for the second reading, yet.


Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) Appeal on the Events in Odessa City and Eastern Regions of Ukraine

We require a thorough and all-round investigation of the Odessa tragedy circumstances, and institution of corresponding proceedings against all guilty parties including Odessa militia officials who have not taken necessary measures to detain and to disarm the provocateurs for attacking the peaceful march.


Retired miner won a court case against the state for non-compliance with the Mining Law of Ukraine and was awarded a compensation of two thousand Euros

A 82-year-old resident of the city of Horlivka, who had been working as a miner for 13 years, won a case against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights and was awarded 2,000 Euros for the refusal of the state to compensate his public utility costs.


Ukrainian experts joined an international team to develop police performance standards

Human rights activists got to work on developing universal standards of police performance. To that end, an expert platform involving 75 NGO experts from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine was established.


European Court ruled that entrepreneur was kept illegally in a mental hospital for almost a year

In Ukraine, people have virtually no chance to challenge an involuntary placement to a mental hospital. The European Court of Human Rights made this conclusion after having studied Mr. Anatoliy Rudenko’s petition. Doctors of a mental hospital in Dniepropetrovsk declared the 52 year old entrepreneur mentally ill and sent him for involuntary treatment.


Human rights activists have named key human rights violators in 2013

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union presented an annual report of the human rights organizations ‘Human Rights in Ukraine 2013’*. In this report, human rights activists have listed key human rights violators of 2013, including ex-President of Ukraine, law enforcement agencies, the Security Service of Ukraine and Ukrainian courts.


Lugansk human rights activists urge the Security Service of Ukraine to declare persona non grata all signatories to the letter in support of Putin’s actions in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

With reference to information distributed by the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, mass media made public a letter written by a number of Russian celebrities, in which they expressed their support for the annexation of Ukrainian territory.


Crimea and religious freedom

Besides the difficulties with citizenship and relationships with mainland Ukraine, many problems in Crimea may arise in delicate areas such as faith.According to official statistics, in the beginning of 2013 in Crimea (Ukraine), there were 2074 religious organizations, among which 682 have the right to engage in religious activities without registering as a legal entity. Another 132 registered religious organizations are in Sevastopol city.

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