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12.09.2012

Cherkasy Court extends indefinite ban on protests

The ban on political protests on Soborna Square in the centre of Cherkasy, originally imposed from 16 July to 10 September has now been extended up till 7 October | detail

Visits 1287
08.09.2012

UHHRU Position on the Peaceful Assembly Draft Law

Following all kinds of rumours and inaccuracies regarding the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union’s position, the Head of the Board and Executive Director have issued a statement outlining reasons for believing the draft laws on peaceful assembly are of vital importance | detail

Visits 1484
07.09.2012

Peaceful assembly bill again put on hold “to avoid misunderstandings”

The Verkhovna Rada has yet again deferred consideration of Draft Law No. 2450 on Peaceful Assembly while the draft Law on Amendments to Some Legislative Acts on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly failed to gain enough votes | detail

Visits 884
06.09.2012

NGO Open Appeal in Defence of Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

In 2011 administrative courts issued over 200 decisions regarding applications to ban peaceful gatherings, with the gatherings being prohibited in 90% of these cases. The tendency this year has been towards an increase in the number of such cases and in the percentage of bans | detail

Visits 953
16.08.2012

Kharkiv Anti-Language Law protest camp restored following attack

During the early hours of Wednesday morning an attack took place on the tent camp of activists protesting against the language law increasing the role of Russian which President Yanukovych signed a week ago. | detail

Visits 1183
13.08.2012

Peaceful language law protest banned from another site in Kharkiv

The court ban was again instigated by the City Council with the grounds raising questions about both the Council’s and court’s familiarity with the European Convention and European Court of Human Rights case law | detail

Visits 1164
11.08.2012

Anti-language law protest a health hazard … - if you want to ban it

The Kharkiv District Administrative Court has allowed an application from the City Council and banned an indefinite protest against the Law on the Principles of State Language Policy beginning on 10 August on Freedom Square | detail

Visits 1223
07.08.2012

Crimean courts find against civic activists

Simferopol and Sevastopol courts found two young activists of the campaign “Revenge for Dividing Ukraine” guilty under electoral legislation, although the Party of the Regions is continuing to break the law by advertising without registration | detail

Visits 1164
30.07.2012

Ukraine against Yanukovych peaceful protest tents dismantled

The police accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Chyhyryn in the Cherkasy region refused to allow a tent set up by the United Opposition to gather signatures in support of the campaign Ukraine against Yanukovych | detail

Visits 1121
23.07.2012

Pretexts for banning peaceful protest: if you could only laugh

Maxim Sereda and Tetyana Pechonchyk have examined the ever-increasing number of occasions where totally peaceful protests are banned in Ukraine, and the frequently extraordinary pretexts offered. | detail

Visits 1701
21.07.2012

Cherkasy court bans political protest for nearly 2 months

The Cherkasy District Administrative Court has banned any political protests on Soborna Square in the centre of Cherkasy. | detail

Visits 1542
18.07.2012

Language law prompts most protests in three years

The Centre for Public Research reports that despite summer usually being a dead time for socio-political life, the number of protests in Ukraine has broken all records. | detail

Visits 836
17.07.2012

Two cases thrown out of Kharkiv court over language law protest, one remains

The police had accused them of infringing the rules for holding a protest rally. The judge found no administrative offence | detail

Visits 801
10.07.2012

Odessa small business owners trying to see Prime Minister stopped by traffic police

According to the Committee of Participants in the Orange Revolution, the coaches were blocked by traffic police cars. They allege that the traffic police gave no reason, making it clear only that they were not going to get any further. | detail

Visits 905
07.07.2012

Cherkasy: Riot police roughly disperse „language law” protest

A Berkut riot police unit has demolished a tent camp holding protesters against the Law on the Principles of State Language Policy “adopted” in a blitzkrieg move on Tuesday. Gazeta.ua reports that the protest’s organizers – Mykola Bulatetsky from BYUT and his son Maxim have been arrested | detail

Visits 1846
04.07.2012

Master-class in Distortion from the Police

Marina Hovorukhina from the Centre for Civil Liberties writes about the lessons in discrediting the victims provided by the Interior Ministry’s Public Liaison Department in their efforts to sway public opinion where the police have acted against the law | detail

Visits 1401
03.07.2012

Centre for Civil Liberties accuses Police of lying

The Centre for Civil Liberties has issued a statement expressing deep concern over what it calls untruthful information circulated by the Kyiv Police Department in an attempt to justify the detention on Sunday of civic activist Nazar Boyarsky and unwarranted dispersal of a peaceful protest | detail

Visits 1132
02.07.2012

Demonstration in Kyiv in support of Ales Bialiatski broken up

On Sunday members of a protest in support of imprisoned Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski were stopped by police who removed all their leaflets. One of the activists, Nazar Boyarsky was detained supposedly for infringing the rules for organizing public events | detail

Visits 1171
27.06.2012

Peaceful protest against torture banned in Zaporizhya

Officials refused to register the notification of plans to hold the protest and said that the notification needed to be submitted 10 days before the event | detail

Visits 919
12.06.2012

Can the new version of the law on peaceful assembly make a difference?

Roman Kuybida, one of the members of the working group on the Law on Peaceful Assembly believes that progress has finally been made and that the law if passed could improve the situation with freedom of assembly | detail

Visits 1775
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