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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
22.02.2008

Skinheads on Kyiv’s Khreschatyk

According to Glavred, the Kyiv Prosecutor has only recently passed a criminal case to the Court of Appeal following a fatal attack on a Korean national Kang Jongvon by four men on 23 April last year. | detail

Visits 2199
12.02.2008

Crimean Tatars accuse Crimean enforcement bodies of xenophobia

The Presidium of the Mejilis of the Crimean Tatar People believes that the investigation into high-profile recent events cannot be carried out by the Crimean departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service | detail

Visits 3031
12.02.2008

Films in Ukrainian not a problem in the East and South

According to the Director of B & H Film Distribution, Bohdan Batrukh, dubbing exclusively into Ukrainian has not had any significant impact on the number of cinema goers in the East and South of Ukraine | detail

Visits 1623
08.02.2008

Proposed law would increase liability for propagandizing Nazism

The draft law just tabled in parliament increases penalties for publicly praising and propagandizing Nazism and discriminatory ideology | detail

Visits 1277
07.02.2008

Crimean Tatars warn Council of Europe of possible conflict in the Crimea

They are calling for the issue of repatriants’ to be considered at the Council of Europe conference on Ukraine’s regional development to be held in Yalta in April this year. | detail

Visits 2427
06.02.2008

Ministry of Justice not convinced over racism problem in Ukraine

The Ministry of Justice has posted a text on its official website asserting that statements about the existence of racism as a general phenomenon in Ukraine are incorrect. The Ministry maintains that at present one can speak only of isolated incidents | detail

Visits 1818
03.02.2008

UNHCR appalled by murder in Ukraine

The UN is asking the Ukrainian authorities to consider the possibility of a racially motivated attack in their investigation of the murder of a Congolese asylum seeker | detail

Visits 1852
30.01.2008

Photo of the Minister of Education burned in the Crimea

A civic association in Sevastopol is demanding measures against those who organized a protest action at which the Minister’s photo was burned. The protest was in fact unwarranted since students in the Crimea are not being forced to take external exams in a language they have not studied in | detail

Visits 1445
27.01.2008

Crimean Prosecutor protests against the actions of the Simferopol City Council.

According to the Prosecutor, by allocating a different site for the Soborna Mosque to that applied for , the Council failed to comply with legislation and exceeded its authority | detail

Visits 2603
25.01.2008

For a tolerant Crimea

The civic movement “For a tolerant Crimea” has directed an appeal to the Simferopol Mayor and Deputies expressing concern over discrimination against Muslim and other religious communities in the city | detail

Visits 2450
25.01.2008

SBU catches alleged gang of Nazi racists

The behaviour is classified under the articles for hooliganism and for violations of equal rights on the basis of race, nationality or religion, which involve quite serious legal consequences | detail

Visits 1439
21.01.2008

Proposal to toughen liability for discrimination

President Yushchenko has submitted a draft law “On amendments to Article 161 of the Criminal Code regarding liability for infringements of equal rights on the basis of race, nationality or religious convictions | detail

Visits 1140
12.01.2008

No Tower of Babel

One senses that for some people the Charter and situation in Ukraine are confined to a virtual realm in which contact with reality is of absolutely no importance. A journey by public transport in Kyiv for example, will assuage all concerns about the threatened position of the Russian language | detail

Visits 2862
03.12.2007

Ugly and unacceptable, but are the fans anti-Semitic?

“Kyiv Dynamo’s” final match before the winter break has been clouded by thoroughly unacceptable behaviour by its fans, however it is not perhaps entirely clear how consciously anti-Semitic the culprits are | detail

Visits 1256
02.12.2007

Who is fuelling inter-ethnic problems in the Crimea?

Improper utterances in the press, ethnic and religious insults are not only the source of negative emotions, but can in the end lead to outbursts of violence. Such problems are particularly acute in the Crimea where relations between the Slavonic majority and repatriated Crimean Tatars sometimes spill out into conflict | detail

Visits 2019
22.11.2007

Journalists learn about tolerance

Journalists on this training course considered the role of the media in forming public opinion about people living with HIV/AIDS and analyzed the media image presented at the moment | detail

Visits 1804
14.11.2007

New official post on combating racism and xenophobia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has introduced the position of Special Ambassador on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination and appointed Oleksandr Horin to the post | detail

Visits 1321
12.11.2007

Out of the shadows

Any xenophobic behaviour must be stopped. However, rather than making global statements which are too vague to be checked or refuted, we need to address the issues, pool our resources and ensure that problems emerging do not get out of hand | detail

Visits 1684
31.10.2007

Forum of civic organizations for the disabled in Odessa

The main aim of the forum, attended by delegations from 11 former Soviet republics, was to prepare a joint mechanism for implementing the objectives of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled in post-Soviet countries | detail

Visits 1613
17.10.2007

Removing language barriers for national minorities

Following appeals from national minorities, the Minister of Education has made the first moves to ensuring that university entrance exams are in the applicants’ language | detail

Visits 1276
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