War – is not a Reason for Dictatorship: Human Rights Activists Warn of Danger Due to the “Laws of August 12”

Human rights activists affirm that a set of laws and draft bills, which were adopted on August 12, are potentially dangerous for the citizens of Ukraine and violate national and international statutory regulations.


The Harmony of Mr. Teriokhin. Is it Due to the Rights of Crimean Immigrants?

An interesting metamorphosis undergoes with the draft law № 4032а “On creation of a free economic zone of Crimea and the peculiarities of conducting economic activity on the temporary occupied territory of Ukraine” (http://bit.ly/1pNMfAZ), which, we hope, has no chance of becoming the Law in the current form.


Defenders of the Park Named After M. Horkyi Can Be Compensated for Kharkiv Police Inaction

The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine (VASU) has found that the materials of the case of police inaction during the beating of activists in the Park named after M. Horkyi contain no evidence of lawful actions of policemen.


Human Rights Activists Demand from Ukrainian Border Guards to Comply with the Law

In the Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights, the reception of the Centre for Civic Education "Almenda", the reception of Crimea SOS, and other public organizations obtain numerous complaints of citizens of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC), perturbed by the actions of Ukrainian border guards. We are talking about the “special attitude”, shown by the border guards to the citizens of the Crimea and Sevastopol when crossing the administrative border of the ARC.


Ukrainian Military Men, the Case of Whom is on the Priority Consideration by the European Court, were Released from Captivity

The soldiers who were captured and for whom the application was filed to the European Court of Human Rights were released. This has now become known to the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU).


The European Court will consider the applications of Ukrainian prisoners of war on priority basis

An application in the interests of Ukrainian soldiers, who are held captive by terrorists, was filed to the European Court of Justice with the support of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.


“The Authority Decided to Tighten Belts on Moms’ Bellies, Not on Ones of Deputies and Officials”

Today the meeting of mothers concerning decrease of the childbirth benefit and cancellation of the maternity benefit took place nearby the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Mothers are indignant at actions of the state related to saving money namely on children and not on deputies and officials and they demand to give them back that payoffs.


Annual report 2013

One of the main principles of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is transparency and openness. Every year we publish a report describing what we have achieved, what difficulties we have faced and what we have done to overcome them, as well as how we help people and, of course, by what means he organization exists. Here is the organization’s report for the previous year.


Human Rights Activists Check Allegations of the National Guard Shooting "DNR"’s Casualties

The main purpose of the visit was to check the information about the Ukrainian National Guard soldiers allegedly shooting the wounded fighters of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, as well as about the shelling of a hospital during the military action in Krasny Lyman.


Russia will stand trial in the European Court for kidnapping hostages in Slovyansk

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) appealed to the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the abduction and torture of hostages by mercenaries in Slovyansk. The organization hopes that the court will establish the involvement of militarists of the Russian Federation in the kidnapping, the government of which will be obliged to pay the compensation to victims.


Maternity benefit for children up to 3 years old is officially cancelled

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has received the letter from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine with explanation for interruption of pay-out of the maternity benefit for child up to the age of three years since July 1, 2014.


An appeal from the representatives of the Ukrainian human rights organizations to the UN Human Rights Council Member States

We, the representatives of Ukrainian human rights organizations, appeal to the foreign diplomatic missions in Ukraine with a request to account for the position of the civil society regarding human rights situation in Ukraine when considering and adopting the resolution on Ukraine by the UN Human Rights Council.


Human right activists: before The Hague Tribunal Yanukovych must stand together with Putin

Ukrainian case of beating protesters from 21th of November 2013 till 22th of February 2014 has good prospects in the International Criminal Court (ICC). This was stated by representatives of the ICC founding organization, the International Federation for Human Rights*.


How to get money from the government, which was awarded by the European Court of Justice

In this article is indicated which documents and where it must be submitted to get the compensation awarded by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).


The United Nations urged Ukraine to struggle with the crisis, not with the social guarantees

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights called on the Ukrainian officials to fight with the crisis without reducing social protection for disadvantaged Ukrainians. This is stated in the conclusive recommendations of the Committee.

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