Roundtable: Human rights in the work of the police


The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union cordially invites you to a roundtable on human rights in the work of the police on 6 July 2009. The event will also be an opportunity to see and receive a copy of the latest human rights organizations’ reports Human Rights in Ukraine – 2008, which will be available to all participants in Ukrainian or English.

The roundtable will concentrate on specific issues regarding observance of human rights by the law enforcement agencies during 2008, while also considering recommendations put forward which could improve the situation.

Participants will include representatives of human rights organizations, specialists, representatives of the authorities, members of international organizations and embassies of different countries.

There will be simultaneous interpreting into English.

The previous years’ reports are available in English here: and

Kindly inform us if you would like to attend by writing to:


Time and place:            6 July, 14.00 – 18.00

Kyiv, Hotel “Khreschatyk”, no. 14, Khreschatyk St.

“Volodymyrsky” Conference Hall

Organizer: Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union


Registration will begin at 13.45

14.00 - 14.05     The procedure for writing the annual report Human Rights in Ukraine – 2008, V. Yavorsky, UHHRU Executive Director

14.05 - 14.35     General trends in the human rights situation in Ukraine in 2008. Y. Zakharov, Co-Chair of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.

14.35 - 15.05     The need for change in criminal, criminal procedure and penal legislation connected with enforcement of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights against Ukraine. A. Bushchenko, Bar Lawyer and Head of the UHHRU Board.

15.05 - 15.35     Freedom from torture and ill-treatment. , Y. Zakharov

15.35 - 16.05     Prisoners’ rights. O. Bukalov, Head of “Donetsk Memorial”

16.05 - 16.25     Coffee

16.25 - 16.55     The Right to liberty and personal security, A. Bushchenko

16.55 - 17.20     The Right to life: the State’s positive duties, V. Yavorsky

17.20 - 17.50     Observance of the right to privacy by law enforcement agencies,  R. Topolevsky, “SIM” Centre

17.50 - 18.00     Conclusions. Buffet.

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