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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
26.01.2012

Which public officials receive concessions on luxury homes is classified information

The President’s Administration has refused to provide Ukrainska Pravda with information regarding which residents of the government residential areas “Koncha-Zaspa” and “Pushcha-Volchytsa” receive concessions for communal services | detail

Visits 1719
26.01.2012

Residences of Azarov, Lytvyn and Yushchenko to cost the taxpayer 50 million UAH

Maintenance of the residential areas “Koncha-Zaspa” and “Pushcha-Volchytsa” which contains the residences of Ukrainian public officials will eat up 50 million UAH from the 2012 | detail

Visits 2440
23.01.2012

Government comes up with new form of pressure on Chornobyl clean-up workers.

The Health Ministry wants to introduce new ways of “reviewing” the status of former Chornobyl clean-up workers. There are fears that this will be used against those unwilling to buckle under and abandon their protests | detail

Visits 2018
17.01.2012

Ukraine’s last among European countries with respect to economic freedom

The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom cites "fragile" economic foundations as the main problem in the country speaking of "poor protection of property rights and widespread corruption", weak rule of law while "the judicial system remains susceptible to substantial political interference." | detail

Visits 1291
16.01.2012

President’s Administration calls Yanukovych billboards social advertising

The Administration did not have information about the number of external advertising sites with Yanukovych’s New Year and Christmas greetings “due to the lack of need for this information”. | detail

Visits 1912
10.01.2012

Lviv former Chornobyl clean-up workers resume protests

A warning protest action is planned for 11 January by Lviv former Chornobyl clean-up workers and small business owners. They will be demanding that the authorities keep their promises | detail

Visits 2108
05.01.2012

Chornobyl clean-up workers: reduction of disability status for social protest?

An apparent attempt to forcibly subject active members of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers movement to medical examination, and possibly reduce their disability status, is yet another of the worrying means used against those asserting their rights | detail

Visits 1576
04.01.2012

Can you really achieve nothing by protesting?

The Centre for Society Research has noted some of the victories over recent months achieved by protesters. Some concessions over social payments must however be set against worrying uses of, for example, criminal investigations and the police | detail

Visits 1780
29.12.2011

War against Corruption lost from the outset

Oleh Yeltso examines the new State anti-corruption programme which allocates less than 100 million EUR for all effots against corruption over 4 years, and allocates almost all the money to one ministry for an at very least non-transparent purpose | detail

Visits 1992
28.12.2011

About-face by Constitutional Court on social payments

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared it constitutional for the Cabinet of Ministers to be allowed to determine the size of social payments depending on the financial resources available. | detail

Visits 1807
23.12.2011

Analyst: New Law will assist illegal seizures and Yanukovych with Mezhyhirya

Roman Kuybida, Deputy Head of the Centre for Political and Legal Reform, believes that Law No. 9635, just adopted, on Procedure for Court Proceedings makes it possible to ensure possession of property received through dubious court rulings | detail

Visits 3393
23.12.2011

Verkhovna Rada extends moratorium on sale of agricultural land

Human rights defenders have reported that these moratoriums leave owners of small amounts of land deprived of the possibility of disposing of their property, while there are shadow set ups for selling or changing the designated purpose of the land | detail

Visits 1177
20.12.2011

Chornobyl’s Ongoing Victims

The recent efforts by the government to win over some members of the former Chernobyl clean-up workers’ movement and to marginalize others have coincided with worrying use of the police in Kharkiv against certain “dissident voices” within the movement | detail

Visits 3129
17.12.2011

Chornobyl activists questioned all day, summoned for Saturday

The leader of the Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers, Vladimir Proskurin believes the police actions were aimed at stopping him attending the Chornobyl Union of Ukraine conference and opposing the leadership of a person seen by many as selling out the protest movement | detail

Visits 2671
16.12.2011

Another Chornobyl clean-up activist detained

Another leader of the Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers, Petro Prokopenko has been detained while attending the NGO Chornobyl Union of Ukraine conference and is being brought to Kharkiv. The police statement claiming that Vladimir Proskurin has been released is not correct. | detail

Visits 1891
16.12.2011

Cynical measures against former Chornobyl clean-up workers in Kharkiv

Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers active in the protests against cuts and non-payment of social benefits have received summonses from the Kharkiv Regional MIA CID as witnesses in a criminal investigation. With no grounds whatsoever in law one has been forcibly taken in for questioning | detail

Visits 1973
16.12.2011

Social benefits protests meet with carrot and baton

The Centre for Society Research has analyzed the protests over the last 2 weeks over reduction or non-payment of social benefits and what they show about the tactics being used by the authorities | detail

Visits 1930
12.12.2011

Donetsk: Police again forcibly dismantle protesters’ tent

There were five men inside when the officers brought the tent down exactly two weeks after a protester died minutes after a similar storm and forced dismantling of a tent in which former Chornobyl clean-up workers were holding a hunger strike protest | detail

Visits 1854
12.12.2011

Donetsk Authorities make offers to some in order to stop the protests

Some of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers in Donetsk who have been on hunger strike in protest at the cutting of their pensions have decided to suspend their protest in return for two months pension | detail

Visits 1868
09.12.2011

Prosecutor finds no crime in death of Donetsk hunger striker Gennady Konoplyov

The Donetsk Regional Prosecutor asserts that no cause and effect link between the actions of the MIA, Emergencies Ministry or doctors and the death of Gennady Konoplyov has been found, and that the forcible dismantling of the tent Mr Konoplyov and others were in was entirely lawful . | detail

Visits 1907
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