6 January 2007, Christmas Eve in the Orthodox tradition should have been the seventieth birthday of Vasyl Stus, poet, dissident thinker and Soviet political prisoner. He died in the Perm Labour Camp 22 years ago, on 4 September 1985
According to Glavred, the Kyiv Prosecutor has only recently passed a criminal case to the Court of Appeal following a fatal attack on a Korean national Kang Jongvon by four men on 23 April last year.
Monitoring the work of the present Ombudsperson and her Secretariat is no easy matter: they remain extraordinarily secretive. There are however some glimmers of hope as far as long overdue work on national preventive mechanisms against torture and regional representatives are concerned
01.02.08 | Yevhen Zakharov
2008 will show whether Ukrainian society is mature enough to avoid conflict around the adoption of a new Constitution and build a strong foundation for future progress
The claimants in this civil suit believe that a number of serious infringements of the Law “On the Human Rights Ombudsperson” were committed by the Verkhovna Rada, the Ombudsperson and the Speaker of Parliament in 2006 and early 2007
29.01.08 | Halya Coynash
If the food item you bought in a supermarket proves rotten and smelly, you dont just, so to speak, swallow it. Why accept information which is no less toxic and of dubious quality especially when it makes serious allegations about anti-Semitism in Ukraine?
Prominent environmental and human rights activists have put their signatures to a letter addressed to Ukraines leaders. In it they give a scathing assessment of Ukraines adherence to the Aarhus Convention and make a number of urgent recommendations for action.
According to the Prosecutor, by allocating a different site for the Soborna Mosque to that applied for , the Council failed to comply with legislation and exceeded its authority
On 23 January they held a picket and prayer service in the place where the Simferopol City Council had previously given permission to build the Soborna Mosque. At one of the last sessions, the Councils deputies reversed this decision
The Zamostyansky District Court in Vinnytsa has rejected an application made by the Department for Fighting Organized Crime to take Mikhail Gangan whose extradition is sought by the Russian authorities into custody again
The Cabinet of Ministers is planning to remove the stamps “Not to be printed” and “Not to be published” from Cabinet of Ministers Resolutions and Instructions issued between 1991 and 2005 since these stamps are not allowed for by Ukrainian legislation
The Ministry of Justice has announced plans to introduce a mediation procedure to be applied when examining criminal, civil and economic court cases
Petro Grigorenkos son and "comrade in arms" in the human rights struggle speaks of his father, the present situation and his work now in highlighting human rights issues especially in Ukraine and Russia
The initiative “Were not for sale!” states that in December “Energoatom” bought the most news items, the TV and radio company “Era” sold the most, and an ICTV presenter read the most
Ihor Chaika, who has already produced several documentary films on press freedom, has turned his attention to Andriy Sadovy, Mayor of Lviv
Among the main problems of the Ukrainian legal system in KHPGs view are the use of confessions as grounds for convictions, cases of arbitrary deprivation of liberty and impunity of those guilty of torture