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04.12.2008

Children with Downs’ Syndrome in Ukraine

"Many parents if they find out during pregnancy that the child will have this syndrome still decide to have the child. Because there is more information now, people know that such children grow up, develop and can be among others.” | detail

Visits 1105
14.11.2008

Bureaucratic torment for the disabled abolished

From now on people with disabilities will only need to undergo a medical examination once in order to obtain technical rehabilitation aids, and not once a year | detail

Visits 907
12.11.2008

Without labels

In many countries the most effective mechanism for fighting primitive hate speech is public condemnation. The public need to decide whether they want to tolerate attempts to manipulate them and stir up tension and intolerance | detail

Visits 2446
03.11.2008

Studying together

The first project for inclusive education has been launched in Ukraine. This will enable children with special needs to study together with other children | detail

Visits 1272
08.10.2008

When a country is ill, you hear cries of “They’re coming in hordes”

It sometimes seems like the Ukrainian enforcement bodies are deliberately pinning the image of enemy on people from the Caucuses who are quite legally in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1853
26.09.2008

Ukraine joins the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol

The Convention is aimed at protecting and promoting the rights of the disabled, eliminating discrimination, ensuring rights for employment, health protection, education and full participation in the life of society | detail

Visits 1133
07.08.2008

So what does “characteristic appearance” mean if not ethnic profiling?

A disappointing ruling from a Kharkiv court of appeal regarding the legitimacy of the actions of the Kharkiv metro police in stopping people to check their documents on disputed grounds | detail

Visits 1804
18.07.2008

In defence of redheads

We should watch out for criminals, not for people of a certain race. The law enforcement agencies undoubtedly have a tough and complicated task, however primitive methods only generate new problems and contribute to a rise in racism and xenophobia | detail

Visits 2311
24.06.2008

Inclusive education: a new chance for children with disabilities in the Lviv region

A new project has been launched in the Lviv region to enable children with disabilities to study in ordinary educational institutions. The project is supported by the Canadian International Development Agency | detail

Visits 1458
04.06.2008

Racism and xenophobia in Ukraine: new challenges in human rights protection

An assessment of worrying trends and measures needed while the situation is still manageable | detail

Visits 3588
22.05.2008

In defence of constitutional rights in Donetsk

While the Mayor of Donetsk’s suspension of an extraordinary decision by the City Council to restrict the planned number of schools teaching in Ukrainian is to be welcomed, tolerance of such an overt violation of constitutional rights for even two days is disturbing | detail

Visits 1414
21.05.2008

Donetsk City Council passes decision to restrict studies in Ukrainian

According to their decision, it is not permitted to increase the number of Ukrainian language schools and classes, or kindergartens or children’s groups | detail

Visits 1280
16.05.2008

For the first time a rural teacher has been convicted of anti-Semitism

Mykola Yaymchuk from the Kirovohrad region has been convicted for incitement to racial enmity over offensive statements about ethnic Jews and people studying the Torah. | detail

Visits 1143
20.04.2008

Men sentenced over racially-motivated murder in Kyiv

A Kyiv court has found two men guilty of inciting racial hatred and enmity and one also guilty of murdering Nigerian national Kunyon Myevi Hodi on 25 October 2006. | detail

Visits 2081
17.04.2008

Police call for help in guarding Muslim cemeteries

There are 427 Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea and the Crimean police have sent a letter to city and district administrations speaking of the need to find money to pay for civil security for the graveyards in cooperation with the local police | detail

Visits 2145
16.04.2008

UNHCR concerned over situation in the Crimea

“Representatives of the UNHCR expressed strong concern over recent events in the Crimea, and how these are presented in a number of Crimean and nationwide media outlets”, the Mejilis states | detail

Visits 1957
14.04.2008

Gangs of skinheads in the Crimea and six other Ukrainian cities

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, these skinheads are aged between 14 and 27 and are in gangs of from 20 to 50 people. Such groups exist in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya, Lviv, Sevastopol, Chernihiv and the Crimea | detail

Visits 2098
12.04.2008

Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea to be guarded

The Acting Head of the Crimean Police has issued an order to place all Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea under guard. This was announced on Friday following the latest attack on a cemetery near Simferopol | detail

Visits 1934
12.04.2008

Muslim cemetery desecrated near Simferopol

Another Muslim cemetery in the Crimea, this time in the settlement of Chistenke near Simferopol, was desecrated in the morning of Friday 11 April | detail

Visits 2010
12.04.2008

Call for measures against racism and xenophobia

President Yushchenko has sent letters to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in which he stresses the need for effective steps aimed at countering xenophobia, racial and ethnic intolerance in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1097
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