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

Appeal from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union concerning Reform of the System of Social Subsidies

Without reform of the system of state subsidies, the rise in tariffs will lead to at least a 10 – 20% increase in poverty among the population | detail

Visits 2005

Media Trade Union steps up support for journalists in the regions

Increased activity in the regions will include helping to create small trade union offices which journalists can approach for assistance and reaching agreements with local law clinics on providing legal help to journalists in difficult situations | detail

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Kharkiv journalists to argue over their jobs and press freedom in court

A representative claims that the journalists have been experiencing pressure and the owner owner has for several months been ignoring their calls to sign principles on editorial policy and a labour contract | detail

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Dnipropetrovsk trade unions propose public hearings in parliament over decent wages

They believe that existing legislation leaves too much scope for abuse by employers | detail

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Statement from the Journalist Initiative “ANTIRUIN”

As the reconstruction work still continues in the centre of Lviv, journalists have rallied to call for an end to this barbarism and to use all means in their power to inform Ukrainians and the world community of what is happening | detail

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The MIA has taken on board the UHHRU ’s calls for a simpler procedure for registering cars

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union had pointed out that vehicle registration on the basis of registration at ones place of residence infringes certain constitutional rights. | detail

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The most corrupt sectors in Ukraine

News also of a new initiative on fighting corruption | detail

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My legal wrangle with the municipal enterprise “Kharkiv Heating Network”

Dickens’ "Bleak House" in a modern Ukrainian setting: it would be humourous if the winter didn’t get bitterly cold without heating! | detail

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Triumph of vested interests

A Lviv court has refused to suspend the building works on Market Square until the merits are considered, and it is unclear when the review will take place. The ruling is to be appealed | detail

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“City without barriers”: a charity venture launched in Lutsk

The donations will help to develop barrier free buildings for children with limited mobility | detail

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Sometimes it is a pleasure to acknowledge ones own mistakes

Customer price inflation in 2005 will not exceed 11%. | detail

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World War II veterans may lose their hospitals

The events around the all-Ukrainian medical-social Center in the village of Tsybli of the Kyiv region may result in its liquidation | detail

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The mental health of Ukrainians is worsening

During the past ten years the state of mental health of Ukrainian citizens has noticeably deteriorated – this negative trend has been reported by Ukrainian psychiatrists | detail

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Observance of labor rights in Ukraine today and the role of criminal law in defending these rights

The right to employment, as well as other labour rights, is an inherent right like the right to life. The reality of our social-economic rights depends on the reality of this right. Changes in political, economic and social conditions have resulted in radical changes in our country, and violations of elementary rights connected with labour relations have become common. | detail

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How could one not love you, Kyiv, my city …, or how San Sanych turned orange

The building crane near the building “Arsenal-2” with its board promising that this will be the Ukrainian Louvre, the endless talk over what to build on the foundation of the Desyatynna Church , the suspension of the building works on No. 9 Parkova Avenue hardly testify to revolutionary changes in Kyiv. | detail

Visits 1661

In June the average monthly salary was 823 hryvnas

The nominal salary in June 2005, in comparison with June 2004, increased for 36.9% and was 823.10 hryvnas, which exceeded the amount of the subsistence wage for able-to-work person in Ukraine (453 hryvnas) for 81.7%, informed Vyacheslav Kirilenko, the Minister of labor and social politics. | detail

Visits 1910

Open letter to the Minister of Health

“We are writing to you on behalf of human rights organizations who very frequently deal with violations of patients’ rights. We can say openly that the current situation in this sphere violates the basic constitutional right of citizens of Ukraine – the right to life.” | detail

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Work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region

In connection with active discussion of patients’ rights in the recent numbers of the bulletin “Prava ludyny”, we want to propose to our readers brief information about the work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region. We also want to tell about our successes and failures and to present our propositions aimed at development of human rights protection movement in the Rivne region. Besides, we are inviting for cooperation and exchange of experience the organizations, which work for prevention of violations of the rights of patients and medical staff. | detail

Visits 1552

Ukraine: women are discriminated on the labor-market

Sexual discrimination in Ukraine deprives women of the opportunity to work, and the Ukrainian government does nothing for the improvement of the situation, reads the report of "Human Rights Watch". | detail

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New protest actions in Odessa

On 27 December the activists of opposition political parties and organizations again went into the Odessa streets. They protested against the recent increase of the tariffs for communal services. | detail

Visits 1863

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