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

"Faked reform" on electronic declarations lets Ukrainian officials steal with impunity

Civic activists and prominent newspapers have condemned what they see as deliberate sabotage of the electronic income declaration system and called on the West to refuse both financial aid and visa-free travel until Ukraine’s leaders stop trying to con the country’s citizens . | detail

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’Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit

The Kerch Strait Bridge is Russia’s top-priority infrastructure project. At a cost of at least $4.5 billion, the 19-kilometer car-and-rail bridge will tie Russia to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine after sending in troops and staging a referendum dismissed as illegitimate by 100 countries in a UN vote | detail

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Anti-corruption organizations demand action on Yanukovych regime prosecutions

Transparency International Ukraine, lawyers representing the families of the Heavenly Hundred and other anti-corruption organizations point to the failure of Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies to convict even one high-ranking official of the previous regime. | detail

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What’s Behind the Resignation of Minister Abromavicius?

The resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius from the position of Minister of Economic Development and Trade is another nail in the coffin for the hopes for serious reform in Ukraine | detail

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Open Letter: It is Not Minister Abromavichus Who Has to Resign

Minister Abromavichus’ resignation could result in loss of legitimacy by President Poroshenko “which will put on hold the reform efforts, corruption fighting, eliminate any opportunity for the constitutional reform and Minsk-2 format, and simplify the task for the Russian government to destroy the Ukrainian state. | detail

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Donbas miners charged with ‘treason’ for going on strike

Miners in Kremlin-backed militant-controlled Makiyivka may face trial for ‘treason’ after going on strike earlier in January over unpaid wages. | detail

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Green Light for Corrupt Politicians slipped into 2016 Budget

Transparency International in Ukraine has joined MPs in trying to find out how a norm appeared in Ukraine’s 2016 Budget allowing officials to defer making electronic income and property declarations until 2017 | detail

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Top officials still get away with corruption – thanks to Ukrainian courts

Only one in five court rulings on corruption charges against high-ranking officials ends with the person convicted and imprisoned. More often they get off with a fine or suspended sentence. In a number of cases, the defendant was acquitted despite a considerable weight of proof of guilt. | detail

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‘Radical Party’ MP & sponsor ‘forgot’ to declare a luxury apartment in Paris

An MP and sponsor of the populist Radical Party which came to power promising to radically combat corruption has concealed ownership of a flat in the centre of Paris worth well over a million EUR. If this is an embarrassment, so too should be the news of the Radical Party’s strange electoral bedfellows in the Kherson oblast. | detail

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Rigged and Secretive Fight against Corruption?

Scandal does not go away by being muffled, and how else can you view the refusal to allow anti-corruption investigative journalists into the first meeting of an anti-corruption commission? | detail

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Government accused of rigging anti-corruption selection commission

Civic activists have accused the Cabinet of Ministers of rigging the selection committee for members of the National Anti-Corruption Agency and demand that NGOs actively engaged in fighting corruption be included in the process. | detail

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Fighting Corruption the Ukrainian Way

The article looks at the specific features of corruption in Ukraine, and the process for appointing the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau | detail

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It’s Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures

The gaps between officials’ incomes and their assets are a painful reminder of the deep-rooted corruption and insider deals that continue to plague Ukrainian politics, despite being the main cause of two revolutions | detail

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We haven’t lost a day

Kharkiv Human Rights Group Director Yevhen Zakharov answers criticism about the selection process for the director of Ukraine’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau | detail

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Shameful deception as MPs quietly shelve restrictions on own salaries

The first parliament elected after the ‘Revolution of Dignity’ in which a coalition of ‘pro-Maidan’ parties hold a constitutional majority has deftly removed provisions to the law on the budget that would remove generous additions to their basic salaries, obviously hoping it would go unnoticed. | detail

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Damning criticism of new Anti-Corruption Bureau draft bill

Both KHPG’s Gennady Tokarev and Mykola Khavronyuk, leading specialist in criminal law and member of the board of the Centre for Political and Legal Reform, have written blistering critiques of the draft bill tabled by Yury Lutsenko on amendments to legislation regarding the planned National Anti-Corruption Bureau | detail

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Kremlin-backed militant ‘rallies’: machine guns and ‘humanitarian aid’ sold cheap

Leaders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ have responded to the generally catastrophic humanitarian situation in Donbas and mounting disgruntlement by staging ‘rallies’ with the enticement being free food and / or products sold at very cheap prices | detail

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In Donbas protests against militant rule – and hunger - mounting

The Kremlin-backed militants in Sverdlovsk have come up with pitiful amounts for public sector workers following the angry protests by over a thousand residents last week. | detail

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Donbas Ukrainians feel betrayed

The Ukrainian government has issued a blow to people living in areas under the control of Kremlin-backed militants.  That at least is how many view measures which could leave some of the most vulnerable people in Donbas without pensions, or access to hospitals, etc. | detail

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Part of Mezhyhirya returned to the State

Almost 1.8 hectares of the former State residence and grounds at Mezhyhirya illegally privatized by Viktor Yanukovych has been restored to public ownership | detail

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