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10.11.2008

Court bans Eurasian Youth Union

On 6 November the Kharkiv District Administrative Court allowed the application of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor to forcibly dissolve the Kharkiv regional branch of the Eurasian Youth Union | detail

Visits 1226
20.10.2008

Privately commissioned “Berkut”

On the events of 17 October around the Institute “Respublica” involving several dozen men from the “Berkut” Special Forces and peaceful protesters | detail

Visits 1410
18.10.2008

Police detain 40 people including journalists during a protest over building seizure

The Police claimed on Friday evening that their actions in detaining a group of people in the premises occupied since 1997 by the Institute “Respublica”, a human rights organization, had been justified | detail

Visits 1092
18.10.2008

Seizure of human rights organization’s premises

During the night from 14-15 October members of a private security firm, accompanied by National Deputy Vasyl Hrytsak battered down the door and burst into the address on Gorky St in Kyiv which the Institute “Respublica” has occupied since 1997. | detail

Visits 1341
25.07.2008

“Respublica” Institute speaks of systematic abuse of freedom of assembly

It states that this right has been infringed in 2008 by representatives of the Presidential Secretariat, the local authorities, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the courts though unwarranted bans on rallies, pickets and demonstrations, or obstructions to these | detail

Visits 1008
02.07.2008

Another local authority bans public rallies

On 27 June the Uzhhorod City-District Court banned until the end of the summer (until 31 August this year) rallies outside the Transcarpathian Regional Administration. | detail

Visits 993
27.06.2008

Crimean authorities violate the right of peaceful assembly

The Simferopol authorities have banned the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists from holding a rally on Lenin Square on 29 June to mark the anniversary of the birth of the Head of the Ukrainian Resistance Army Roman Shukhevych | detail

Visits 978
31.05.2008

Donetsk bodies of local self-government once again obstruct religious communities

Officials of the Executive Committee of the Donetsk City Council are putting obstacles in the way of believers holding a peaceful gathering on 1 June | detail

Visits 1228
24.04.2008

Mass events will only be cancelled on the grounds of national security

The right to hold an event is granted without any permits from the local authorities. It is necessary to mere warn them within five days | detail

Visits 961
08.04.2008

Strasbourg finds that Ukraine violated the right of freedom of association

In an important judgment on 3 April in the case of Koretskyy and others v. Ukraine, the European Court of Human Rights found that Ukraine had violated Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights | detail

Visits 1477
23.10.2007

Fastidious disgust but firm measures

The Eurasian Youth Union raised its ugly head in Ukraine on Friday, with the desecration of Ukrainian State emblems on Mount Hoverli in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. After photographing their “heroic deeds” , the three culprits sped out of the country in the direction of Russia | detail

Visits 2064
12.10.2007

On the 65th anniversary of UPA the arguments still rage

14 October marks the official founding date of the Ukrainian Resistance Army [UPA]. An administrative court in Kyiv on Friday allowed all applications make by the Kyiv City State Administration to restrict mass actions by political factions and organizations with very different attitudes to the date | detail

Visits 2594
12.10.2007

Legal assistance for NGOs

A project has been launched to provide legal advice on State registration and relations between civic organizations, religious organizations, trade unions, charities and regulatory bodies | detail

Visits 1791
09.10.2007

Temporary ban on Eurasian Youth Union

A temporary court order was asked for by the Prosecutor on this Union which is notorious for its radical pro-Russian views and excesses and claimed responsibility for the removal of an UPA monument late last year | detail

Visits 1316
03.09.2007

Police confirm criminal investigation over attack on picketers

Around 40 supporters of Valery Kaurov’s Yedinoye Otechestvo [Common Fatherland] are believed to have beaten up the picketers, with four people hospitalized, and some of the injured including women | detail

Visits 975
03.09.2007

Criminal investigation over assault on picketers

On Sunday morning 2 September members of a peaceful picket against the restoration of a monument to Catherine the Great were attacked by supporters of Valery Kaurov “Common Fatherland” movement.. Several picketers were hospitalized. | detail

Visits 1082
02.09.2007

Kyiv’s Mayor prohibits campaigning tents

Leonid Chernovetsky says he will not “allow Kyiv to be turned into a battleground for political opponents” and claims the tents create disorder. Various political factions have already reacted angrily and say they will take him to court | detail

Visits 787
11.06.2007

Regulations restricting peaceful assembly in Dniepropetrovsk fully quashed

The rejection of the Dnipropetrovsk city authorities’ appeal has hopefully knocked these most draconian regulations on the head. Now it’s the turn for the others. | detail

Visits 850
08.04.2007

Human rights activists win important case for freedom of assembly

A successful civil suit lodged by two human rights defenders has succeeded in quashing restrictions on peaceful assembly imposed by a local authority in contravention of the Constitution. Since violations of freedom of assembly in Ukraine are often due to such unlawful decisions by local authorities, the impact of this ruling will hopefully be major. | detail

Visits 951
16.03.2007

Lutsenko rally will take place in Kharkiv

In view of the unprecedented court order and atttitude of the city authorities, the civic movement “Narodna samooborona” [“People’s Self-Defence”] will hold a rally in Kharkiv on 16 March, but not on the central Freedom Square, but on “Sobornist” Square | detail

Visits 981
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