03.01.07 | Viktor Maholin
The author uses cases he is aware of in Zachepylivka (Kharkiv region) to demonstrate why the courts are inundated with complaints from the public specifically over violations of their legitimate right to a fair trial
The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group has received complaints from foreign students in Kharkiv saying that in the last 6 months there has been a significant increase in aggression towards them. The students are unfortunately often frightened to approach the police
Over two months the civic organization sent formal requests for information regarding the observance of human rights to subdivisions of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Chernihiv region. They lodged administrative suits against the “most persistent non-respondents
The Security Service has sent formal requests for explanations to state bodies and institutions, as well as individuals, involved in the events of 16 December in Kharkiv where guards at a building site were injuried after a crane was used to break down fencing
The leadership of the Eurasian Youth Union, an organization notorious for its radical pro-Russian views and excesses, is claiming responsibility for dismantling the UPA [Ukrainian Resistance Army] Memorial in Kharkiv
The scandalous action in wrenching the Memorial Stone from its foundation has created furore in Kharkiv. Fortunately the stone has not suffered too badly and is presently being put back.
Press Release from the civic organization “City Watch”: regarding the seizure of a disputed site in Kharkiv already allocated for construction
Refat Chubarov has asked the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg to initiate an investigation by the Council of the issue around the restoration of the rights of the formerly deported Crimean Tatars.
Eternal Memory to the Murdered Victims of Holdomor 1932-1933
13.12.06 | Olga Goncharova
For the second time in Kharkiv meetings to organize a referendum calling for a vote of no confidence in the Mayor have been disrupted, with the tactics all too unpleasantly reminiscent of times we hoped had been relegated to the past
The Group hopes to attract public attention to the problems Ukrainian citizens face when registering civic organizations, problems they believe are hampering the development of civic society in Ukraine
The case of Koretsky and others v. Ukraine presently under review in Strasbourg could have far-reaching consequences since the applicants are seeking fundamental changes to the present system for registering civic associations
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reports the worrying reappearance of pressure on businesses from the tax authorities, as well as language and religious conflict and the emergence of skinheads in eastern regions with support coming from certain political forces
The first less than proud (we hope) recipients have been announced of the annual anti-award launched by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for the most flagrant human rights violation “Thistle of the Year – 2006”.
The Orange Revolution was the greatest, most human historical act of the last 100 years. You, together with the other leaders of the Revolution, have squandered the spiritual capital of Maidan entrusted to you through your bickering, incompetence, lack of consistency and of courage. …. It is not yet too late for wise and decisive actions, and the popular potential of Maidan has not been drained.
If one considers the cases of Muminov and the "Ivanovo Uzbeks" together, the conclusion is clear that at the present time in issues involving extradition from Russia to Uzbekistan only those whose violated rights are no longer able to be “repaired” can hope for justice.
Without reform of the system of state subsidies, the rise in tariffs will lead to at least a 10 – 20% increase in poverty among the population
Instead of the promised agreements on editorial policy, etc, financial backup for the newspaper appears to have stopped, placing its continued existence in question
Myroslav Marynovych and Yevhen Sverstyuk call for the resignation or dismissal of the Minister following his recent remark suggesting that cultural policy cannot be run to suit a "narrow layer of Ukrainian-speaking intelligentsia ... frightened of competition"
Another frightening tale which, if confirmed, shows that the drive to get thugs out of the police force has still some way to go