In our “law-based country” a person can quietly and with total impunity ignore the rulings of two courts. The judicial-legal system in our country is so “flexible” that it can bend under the wish of any, to put it mildly, swindler
CAU has addressed an appeal to both Presidential candidates: Yulia Tymoshenko and V. Yanukovych regarding the need for constitutional and electoral reform.
A number of civic organizations, journalists and concerned individuals have signed an appeal to one of the two presidential candidates, Viktor Yanukovych, urging him to reconsider his refusal to take part in pre-election television debates
A Grand Chamber of 17 Judges of the European Court of Human Rights has concluded that a candidate list already submitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe cannot be withdrawn and replaced with a new list after the deadline for submission
Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia has taken on new and frightening proportions and can only get worse unless world attention is focused on this totally unacceptable situation now. PLEASE pass this information on to anybody who can raise the issue with political and religious bodies
Ukrainians remain unprotected legislatively from wiretapping and intrusion in their private life with wiretapping, interception of emails, surveillance, etc used quite frequently
Details on the actual amendments, as well as commentary from the President of the Internet Association of Ukraine, and a representative of the Service for the Protection of Children
"Despite some improvements, Ukraines overall human rights record remains poor, with torture and ill-treatment in detention still commonplace. Hostility to asylum seekers, hate attacks on ethnic minorities, and Ukraines staggering HIV/AIDS epidemic are problems that the government still fails to address effectively"
The Verkhovna Rada has at long last adopted as a base a draft law on improving mechanisms for protecting constitutional rights during investigative operations and counter-espionage activities
Letter from the parents of slain journalist Anastasia Baburova to those who ordered and organized their daughter’s murder
The Association of Media Lawyers and the National Union of Journalists will be providing assistance to journalists in the event that their professional rights are infringed, including through refusal to provide information, be present at meetings of electoral commissions, etc
A draft law has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada on procedure for reinstating the rights of the national groups deported under Stalin from Ukrainian territory. It proposes compensating people for the value of their lost property out of public funding
On 14 January the European Court of Human Rights applied Rule 39 and pointed out to the Ukrainian Government that Akhmed Chataev must not be extradited to Russia until further notice.
On 13 January the Kyiv Court of Appeal heard the criminal case initiated and investigated by the Security Service [SBU] over the perpetrating of Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933
Civic organizations are concerned by numerous cases of open and unashamed interference by the local authorities in the elections. Participation of public officials in pre-election campaigning and the violation of candidate parity are most widespread in the regions
09.01.10 | Aleksandra Matvyychuk
It is a priority task for our society to recognize the true significance of freedom of information. It is this recognition which will render irreversible reforms initiated by the SBU Central Archive and ensure freedom of information from the dangers of political snowfalls as the result of any change in political course
The criminal investigation was initiated in October 2008 following the death of Serhiy Kuntsevsky who died on 2 October from a closed skull injury in the premises of the Chernihiv Regional UBOZ in Prytuky