19.12.2008

Tender announcement

Non-profitable, non-governmental organization Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) announces an open tender on purchase of auditing services. Expires: December 31, 2008.

29.11.2015

Lawyers of Khmelnytskyi UHHRU Counseling Office Help ATO Participant

Under the existing laws the state guarantees appropriate payments and compensations for the participants of the anti-terrorist operation at the Eastern part of our country. In cases when the law is flouted professional legal advice will help.

24.11.2015

Free legal aid provided by the UHHRU for residents of the areas bordering the ATO zone

Responding to new challenges caused by the difficult situation in the East of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Human Rights in Action Activity has additionally opened three new legal aid centers in the cities located close to the conflict zone: Mariupol, Krasnoarmiysk and Kryvyi Rih.

21.11.2015

Monitoring visit “Monitoring of human rights violations of citizens of Svatove as a result of improper storage of ammunition”

On November 3-7 the USAID ”Human Rights in Action” Activity has conducted monitoring visit “Monitoring of human rights violations of citizens of Svatove (destruction of local infrastructure, physical injuries) as a result of improper storage of ammunition”: UHHRU monitors have visited the town of Svatove, Luhansk region. The main objectives of the visit were as follows: to inquire the victims of the explosion of ammunition storages, and to document the actual destructions of local infrastructure.

10.11.2015

Adoption of bill No. 2166 is the great victory of human rights defenders

Seven months of fight for the law on forcibly displaced persons, then another year of fight for adoption of this law in a perfect form, and then a victory! On November 3, 2015, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted our bill No. 2166. The law that all this time was being prepared by human rights organisations in cooperation with UNHCR and members of parliament. Currently, compromises are abandoned and we have an exemplary law fully complies with international standards.

10.11.2015

The freedom of speech in the ATO zone: how cases of deaths, pressure and harassment of journalists are investigated?

Human rights defenders claim: journalists’ activity in the East of Ukraine is restricted both by illegal armed groups and state institutions that hinder the professional work of media staff and censor their information. Apart from that, there are numerous cases of beating, unlawful arrests, detention, and even murders of journalists.

10.11.2015

The European Court got down to the Euromaidan

On October 26, the European Court of Human Rights published a statement of Notice to the Ukrainian Government on its website regarding 33 complaints related to tragic events that took place during the Revolution of Dignity on the Euromaidan.

10.11.2015

How a mistake in the surname of the deceased soldier almost deprived his family of benefits

The relative of the deceased man, former soldier, was denied compensation for burial expenses because of the mistake in his passport. This was the strange situation that Mrs. Olena, the citizen of the City of Rivne, faced.

09.11.2015

UHHRU Briefer #1(13) for October 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer#1(13) of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for October 2015 issued within USAID Human Rights in Action Program.

03.11.2015

Monitoring report “Problems of gender-based violence in the conflict zone” on results of monitoring visit of human rights activists to the ATO area

We propose to your attention the monitoring report on the subject “Problems of gender-based violence in the conflict zone”.

03.11.2015

The UHHRU prepares an application to the European Court of Human Rights in the interests of the victim activist of Donetsk Euromaidan

The girl was detained in June 2015 in the city of Donetsk. She was detained in captivity for 41 day. She was beaten, tortured by hunger, thirst. The conditions of detention were deliberately made worse. Death threats, threats of torture to mother and grandmother were made. There was anti-Semitic speech toward her. She was forces with deceit to give some false interviews to media of the DPR and Russia following the prepared script in exchange for freedom.

27.10.2015

Human Rights Defenders Urge the Government to Ensure Mandatory Participation in Development of the Action Plan on Implementation of the National Strategy in the Sphere of Human Rights

On 25 August 2015 the President of Ukraine approved by Order No. 501/2015 the National Strategy in the Sphere of Human Rights and instructed the Cabinet of Ministers with involvement of representatives of state authorities, civil society institutes, leading Ukrainian scientists and international experts to approve the Action Plan on Implementation of the National Strategy in the Sphere of Human Rights within three months for the period until 2020.

08.10.2015

UHHRU Briefer #12 for September 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer#12 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for September 2015 issued within USAID Human Rights in Action Program.

08.10.2015

Monitoring visit “Freedom of speech in the ATO area” to Donetsk region

On September 15-19 the USAID ”Human Rights in Action” Activity has conducted monitoring visit “Freedom of speech in the ATO area” to Donetsk region (the city of Kramatorsk, Mariupol and Konstantynivka). The main objectives of the visit were as follows: to monitor the media and to establish preliminary contact with potential clients; to interview journalists and editors of local editions; to find other witnesses of events; to establish contact with former employees who left as IDPs; to interview the families of the dead, missing persons.

02.10.2015

Ukraine: lawyer Andriy Visnevsky wrongfully disbarred for exercising freedom of expression

The ICJ is concerned at the recent disbarment of lawyer Andriy Vishnevsky, Director of the Coordination Centre of Legal Aid of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

30.09.2015

Council of Europe cancelled the Forum of the National Bar Association of Ukraine scheduled for September 28-29

According to the official website of the Council of Europe, the Special Advisor to Council of Europe’s Secretary General (SASG) admitted that “the withdrawal of important national institutions and organisations from the Forum presents a risk that a comprehensive and inclusive discussion might not be ensured.”

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