68% of prosecutions against Ukraine were won by lawyers who practised law in Human Rights Institutions

According to the judge of the European Court, Hanna Yudkivska, 90% of applications from Ukraine are considered unacceptable and are not reviewed in the European Court of Human Rights. This is while Ukraine is one of the leaders in the number of applications.


How a month contract can turn out to be years of serving in ATO

10 soldiers of ATO appealed to Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for help. Last year on July Military registration and enlistment office signed a contract for military service in Armed Forces of Ukraine for one month. But they still aren’t dismissed from ATO area.


UHHRU: prosecution of lawyers for their critical rhetoric casts doubt on the ability of the Bar of Ukraine to accomplish its tasks

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union expresses concern regarding the attempts of the responsible executives of the National Bar Association of Ukraine to bring the director of the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Provision Andriy Vyshnevskyi to disciplinary responsibility for expressing his viewpoint regarding the situation in the Bar.


Announcement of the lawyer Andriy Vyshnevskyi on his disciplinary case investigation

First of all I would like to give my hearty thanks to respectable lawyers, public organizations, commissioner for human rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and to everyone, who supported my viewpoint and was outraged by the events unfolding around my last month public statement.


UHHRU Briefer #9 for June 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer#9 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for June 2015 issued within USAID Human Rights in Action Program.


Human rights activists have inspected checkpoints and points of documents reception and processing for permit issue in the ATO zone (REPORTS - updated)

Let us bring to your attention the analytical report on the results of UHHRU monitoring visit to border crossing points and points of documents reception and processing for passes issue in the ATO zone.


Human Rights Organisations Call on Deputies to Ensure Implementation of European Court Decisions

Ukraine is the European champion by the number of complaints filed with the European Court of Human Rights. The main reason for such an enormous number is non-implementation or improper implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level.


Lustration in Ukraine: Political Cleansing or a Tool of Revenge?

History is in the making in Ukraine. Since December 2013 Ukraine lived through a revolution, occupation of a part of its territory, anti-terrorist military campaign, economic turmoil and a socio-political crisis. The government of Ukraine assumes that corrupt and disloyal political elites are to be at least partially blamed for the situation in this Eastern European state. According to the authorities some of those who were instrumental supporters of the previous non-democratic regime are still occupying certain positions in the country’s administration.


Why Ukraine should refrain from pursuing the Chairman of the Constitutional Court

On 18 June, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressed concern over the attempt to subject the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) to prosecution after the interrogation of the Constitutional Court Justices and the seizure of documents from the CCU earlier this year.


Is there an intention to remove a norm that promotes transparency and openness from the Penal Code?

Having analyzed the Draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the enforcement of criminal penalties and the implementation of prisoners’ rights", which had been published by the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine on its website for public discussion, we have reached the conclusion that, despite the presence in its content of regulations required for the functioning of probation and ensuring individual rights of prisoners, at the same time the Draft Law contains a large amount of regressive norms from the perspective of human rights standards.


Last speech of Intigam Aliyev in the court

My distinguished lawyers touched upon the legal aspects of the criminal case launched against me with false accusations. I would like in my turn talk about the motives behind the criminal persecution, in other words, draw attention to real reasons of my arrest.


PrivatBank was forcing a man to pay void loan debt in the amount of UAH 100,000

Kyiv public counseling office of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has compelled withdrawal of lawsuit for the redemption of the non-existent loan. PrivatBank has made two attempts to charge the loan and the related interest from the person, who had not contracted any loans with the bank.


A man allowed filing an appeal in exchange for freedom

Ruslan Yakovenko shall receive more than UAH 71 thousand from the state for two extra weeks staying in Kyiv Pretrial Detention Centre and the ultimatum that has been actually delivered to him there: “He should either file an appeal from a judgement, and remain behind the bars, or reject the appeal, and then he will be released”.


Human rights advocate: You need to think less of how many Ukrainians need your help and actually help them instead

I am falling under the impression that such thoughts prevent You and your subordinates from providing actual help to those, who already appealed to You and already is in need.


Problems of Human Rights Compliance in the Activities of Neuropsychiatric Boarding Houses

We offer you the conclusion on results of civic expertise of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine conducted by the UHHRU. The goal of the civic expertise is to study the conditions of boarding and human rights observation at neuropsychiatric boarding institutions of Ukraine.

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