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03.06.2012

Gypsy Camp set alight in Kyiv – “for Euro 2012”

On the eve of Euro 2012 the authorities would appear o have set light to a gypsy camp and killed one of the camp dogs in Kyiv, leaving up to 60 people homeless. | detail

Visits 1989
25.05.2012

Beaten Ukrainian gay activist unbowed

Gay rights are first and foremost human rights, Svyatoslav Sheremet says. Without even mentioning his beating, he says it was disappointing that the pride march had to be canceled. | detail

Visits 1990
25.05.2012

Concern in Europe over homophobe violence in Kyiv

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has called on the Ukrainian authorities to protect the rights of all Ukrainians, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression | detail

Visits 1808
24.05.2012

On Homophobia in Ukraine and its consequences

A letter OPEN FOR ENDORSEMENT to the President, Prime Minister and leaders of the main political parties regarding recent demonstrations of homophobia. It calls for a clear stand to be taken by political forces and specific measures to counter such hate crimes | detail

Visits 1797
22.05.2012

First-ever Kyiv pride cancelled in face of ultra-right threat

The Ukrainian authorities should take action to protect the rights of LGBT people and ensure they are able to exercise their human rights without fear of attacks, Amnesty International has stated after the first-ever pride parade had to be cancelled on Sunday | detail

Visits 1798
17.05.2012

Entitled to wheelchair access

Disabled access – or the lack of it – remains a major problem in Ukraine where public buildings often don’t even have ramps. Dmytro Zharyi has experienced this himself and he’s not prepared to tolerate it | detail

Visits 1865
14.05.2012

Number of hate crimes on the increase

There has been an increase in hate crimes over recent times, as well as a rise in the use of hate speech by civil servants | detail

Visits 1130
21.04.2012

New feat from Yanukovych’s village authorities – this time racist

The Village Council in Novi Petrivtsii (Kyiv oblast) has, for the second year running, issued a thoroughly racist ban which the Berkut riot police are being deployed to enforce. | detail

Visits 1830
28.10.2011

UHHRU condemns plan to bring in liability for “propaganda of homosexuality”

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has addressed an open letter to the Speaker of Parliament and chairs of various parliamentary committees regarding a bill which proposes introducing liability for what it calls “propaganda of homosexuality”. | detail

Visits 1534
26.10.2011

Lviv Police accused of discriminating against Roma residents of the region

The European Roma Rights Centre has approached Ukraine’s Prosecutor General and Minister of Internal Affairs regarding reports that police officers are unlawfully taking fingerprints and carrying out checks in a discriminatory fashion of Roma people | detail

Visits 898
25.10.2011

Disabled people not heard in Ukraine

Ukraine’s cities are completing preparations for Euro 2012. Yet virtually all places have problems with disabled access and are ignoring the suggestions put forward by those who know all too well what is needed | detail

Visits 1130
26.09.2011

Uman: Rightwing activists detained over rally against Hassidic Pilgrims

Police detained at least 50 activists of the rightwing party VO Svoboda on Sunday after they defied a court order banning a rally against Hassidic pilgrims in Uman | detail

Visits 958
23.09.2011

Rightwing Svoboda Party begins campaign against Hassidic Pilgrims

The rightwing Svoboda Party is not known for its tolerance and commitment to multiculturalism, so the present “campaign” by the Cherkasy branch is not especially surprising. The reports about the reasons for their actions in the media do not, however, foster understanding themselves | detail

Visits 872
26.08.2011

Tolerance needed not only on paper

The Justice Ministry has presented a draft strategy for fighting discrimination for public discussion. Critics say that measures to counter discrimination will remain words unless the authorities change their attitude to the public. | detail

Visits 622
28.07.2011

Alternative Report on Ukraine’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

There is no systematic State policy in Ukraine for countering discrimination. Various bodies of power deal with particular areas while other directions, such as protection from discrimination or help for victims of discrimination do not exist at all | detail

Visits 969
22.07.2011

Comprehensive anti-discrimination law drafted

The Coalition on Countering Discrimination which is made up of over 20 civic organizations has prepared a comprehensive draft law “On protection from discrimination”. | detail

Visits 642
26.11.2010

Disabled demand proper conditions in public transport

At present Ukraine’s transport infrastructure cannot meet even the most basic needs of people with limited possibilities | detail

Visits 1012
31.08.2010

Ukrainian classes being cut in Donetsk region schools

According to Donetsk human rights campaigner, Maria Oliynyk, in the Donetsk region they have begun cutting classes where tuition is in Ukrainian and moving senior school students into a national minority school with Russian as the language of tuition | detail

Visits 940
26.02.2010

Disabled children win civil suit against the Cabinet of Ministers

The District Administrative Court in Kyiv has found unlawful and invalid the Cabinet of Ministers Resolution where it deprives disabled children of the right to an electrically powered wheelchair up till the age of 14 | detail

Visits 1353
04.02.2010

Constitutional Court allows teachers to speak Russian at school

The Constitutional Court has found the provisions of the Cabinet of Ministers Resolution from 30 September (No. 1033) regarding the compulsory use by teachers during working time of Ukrainian unconstitutional | detail

Visits 700
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