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

Lawlessness unto themselves

The Simferopol City Council has taken a decision which is difficult not to see as deliberately aimed at heightening tension in the city and perhaps in the Crimea | детальніше

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If you’re anti-fascists, that means Kyiv has fascists?

On neo-fascists and skinheads in Ukraine, those fighting them (and not with words alone) in Kyiv and on the influence of Russian neo-Nazi groups | детальніше

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Police Chief slams attempts at provocation by the Simferopol City Council

He says that the decision not to allocate land on Yalynska St to build an Assembly Mosque was unlawful and that the police would not be vacating the protesters | детальніше

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MIA proposes inter-departmental committee against xenophobia

The committee would present a comprehensive document on combating racism and xenophobia in Ukraine which the Ministry of Internal Affairs says goes beyond its powers | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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