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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 1455
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 1445
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 1445
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 1479
09.12.2011

10 Chornobyl clean-up protesters taken to hospital

One of the protesters has told reporters that they are not planning to stop their hunger strike and that more and more people are coming to support them. At present in the Mariyinsky Park about 30 former Chornobyl clean-up workers are on hunger strike | detail

Visits 1076
08.12.2011

Do the Elderly have access to the justice system?

The Sociological Laboratory of the Kherson Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters recently carried out research to find out whether the justice system in Ukraine is available to the elderly | detail

Visits 722
07.12.2011

Report on the Donetsk Events: Police have not proven their innocence

The report on the events which culminated in the death of protester Gennady Konoplyov who was on hunger strike in solidarity with former Chornobyl clean-up workers points to clear infringements of the right to peaceful assembly and to the near for a thorough investigation by the MIA with public participation | detail

Visits 1462
07.12.2011

Chornobyl clean-up workers set up tent camp protest in Lviv

Former Chornobyl clean-up workers have set up tents outside the Lviv Regional Office of thel Pension Fund. They are demanding payment of their pensions in full and the dismissal of the Head of the Regional Office | detail

Visits 946
07.12.2011

Peaceful protesters outside the Cabinet of Ministers get another police visitation

The police have for the second time drawn up protocols on administrative offences against the former Chernobyl clean-up workers on hunger strike near the Cabinet of Ministers’ building in Kyiv | detail

Visits 870
05.12.2011

GRECO calls for improved anti-corruption legislation and greater transparency of political funding.

The Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption warns that determined action in the area of political financing is clearly required in order to foster citizens’ trust in Ukraine’s democratic system, its politicians and political parties | detail

Visits 1129
05.12.2011

Much trumpeted “Fight against Corruption” receives a damning rating

In the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index for 2011 Ukraine has fallen 18 places, and is now in 152nd place out of 183 countries | detail

Visits 1185
03.12.2011

Working Group criticizes Donetsk authorities over crushing of peaceful protest

The Working Group delegated by the MIA Public Council says that there were violations of legislation by both the Donetsk law enforcement bodies and the judges who banned a peaceful protest action by the Donetsk former Chernobyl clean-up workers. | detail

Visits 1548
03.12.2011

Kyiv people bring Chornobyl clean-up protesters warm things and medicine

One of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers on hunger strike demanding full payment of pensions and enforcement of court rulings has spoken of the help they have been receiving and their determination to hold out src=http://khpg.org/files/photos/1322863930.jpg> | detail

Visits 1736
02.12.2011

No justification for bans on Chornobyl clean-up workers’ protests

Human rights defenders are scathing of the ban on protests by Chornobyl clean-up workers and the non-enforcement of court rulings ordering social payments to be made to people entitled to benefits | detail

Visits 1593
02.12.2011

Police draw up administrative protocols against Chornobyl clean-up workers

The police have issued administrative protocols against 19 former Chornobyl Disaster clean-up workers who are on hunger strike outside the Cabinet of Ministers building in Kyiv. This is for what they claim are infringements of the rules for holding mass gatherings and citizens’ meetings | detail

Visits 1477
01.12.2011

EU concerned over obstruction of peaceful protest in Ukraine

The EU Commissioner of European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle has expressed concern over reports that demonstrations have been obstructed with indications that excessive force was used by police | detail

Visits 1449
01.12.2011

Donetsk court accused of cruel mockery of Chornobyl clean-up workers

The Donetsk District Administrative Court summoned members of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers’ protest to a court hearing, forcing men in bad health to wait long hours and refusing to adjourn the hearing to allow them to come with a lawyer | detail

Visits 1701
01.12.2011

Pension Fund asks what a “social, law-based State” means

The Pension Fund of Ukraine has asked the Constitutional Court to provide an interpretation of a number of articles of the Constitution and current legislation regarding inalienity of rights and the right to social protection | detail

Visits 670
30.11.2011

Donetsk: Funeral Procession in Memory of Gennady Konoplyov

Around a thousand people took part in a symbolic funeral procession on 29 November through the centre of Donetsk in memory of Mr Konoplyov who died on Sunday night when the police stormed the peaceful protest and hunger strike by former Chornobyl clean-up workers and their supporters | detail

Visits 1630
30.11.2011

Demonstrations and heavy-handed police methods continue in Kyiv

Throughout Tuesday former Chornobyl clean-up workers and Afghanistan War veterans picketed the Cabinet of Ministers protesting over cuts to pensions and social benefits. There were a number of incidents with the Berkut riot police | detail

Visits 1837
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