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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
17.01.2013

Elections out of the way – now the prosecutions begin

As feared, Volodymyr Derkach, one of the leaders of the protest by Donetsk Chornobyl clean-up workers in 2011 and candidate in a single-mandate electoral district during the last elections, is facing criminal proceedings in a case with very worrying features | detail

Visits 1266
15.01.2013

For friends in high legal office?

The public spending watchdog Nashi Hroshi [Our Money] reports that the High Council of Justice has entered into another contract with the only bidder being Masterbud and without any detail about the work required | detail

Visits 1311
14.01.2013

MPs quietly reinstate generous benefits

With no elections on the horizon, MPs were no longer inclined to suspend the norms of the law which entitle them and former MPs to considerable perks | detail

Visits 2255
11.01.2013

Azarov’s Cabinet of Ministers increases spending on itself

Despite the crisis and reduction in social benefits, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has decided to increase funding for its official apparatus and has created new services. Expenditure on the government is increasing together with the country’s debts. | detail

Visits 2356
03.01.2013

Charge of “hooliganism” against Chornobyl protest leader

Another criminal case may have been concocted against a leader of the 2011 Donetsk Chornobyl clean-up workers’ protest 2 months after he ran for parliament as United Opposition candidate | detail

Visits 1684
31.12.2012

The President’s guaranteed luxury

Nashi Hroshi [Our Money] journalists decided that since since the President will doubtless tell the country in his New Year speech how much he’s done for the country, they would calculate just what the country had done for the President. | detail

Visits 2846
21.12.2012

Luhansk miners protest over huge wage arrears

The amount owed is huge – 3.8 million UAH in a very poor region where mines (including illegal “kopanki”) are often the only work available. | detail

Visits 1230
20.12.2012

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone – No money, no pay

Chornobyl workers are not being paid, while the enterprises within the Exclusion Zone are not getting all the money needed for basic needs. The need for proper funding at this, of all sites, needs no explanation | detail

Visits 1977
17.12.2012

Yet another threat to public procurement procedure

A number of NGOs, including those monitoring corruption in Ukraine, have addressed an open appeal to the President asking him to take immediate measures to safeguard public procurement procedure | detail

Visits 2262
14.12.2012

The President’s requirements …

Forbes.ua has investigated how 635 million UAH of public funding was spent on President Yanukovych: on hunting, fishing, cars, reception of guests and other expenses. None on open tender, and with absolutely no transparency | detail

Visits 2634
10.12.2012

Organizer of illegal mine imprisoned

A court in Yenakiyevo in the Donetsk oblast has sentenced the organizer of a “kopanka” or illegal mine in which six men died after an explosion on 29 February 2012 to eight years’ imprisonment. | detail

Visits 1772
06.12.2012

No funding for anti-corruption measures – or any sign of them

During the year a group of NGOs investigated how measures from the anti-corruption programme were being carried out. On 28 November they announced their conclusion – that the programme exists only on paper. | detail

Visits 2792
05.12.2012

Ukraine has worst corruption rate in Europe

In Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index for 2012 scores lower than 5.0 indicate that a country’s citizens see the country and its officials as highly corrupt. Ukraine’s score was 2.6, one down from 2011 | detail

Visits 2015
12.11.2012

Urban population getting poorer

For the fourth year in a row there has been a narrowing of the divide in terms of poverty between city and rural area. This, unfortunately, is because people in urban areas are becoming poorer | detail

Visits 1028
12.09.2012

Kharkiv Chornobyl clean-up workers begin indefinite protest

They are demanding payment of their pensions as per the law on victims of the Chornobyl Disaster and withdrawal of the draft Social Code of Ukraine registered in parliament | detail

Visits 1831
05.09.2012

Chornobyl clean-up workers begin indefinite protest in Luhansk

Around 100 former Chornobyl clean-up workers have set up a tent camp outside the Luhansk Regional State Administration. They are protesting against a reduction in social benefits. | detail

Visits 1838
28.08.2012

Ukrainians owed almost a billion UAH in wage arrears

Wage arrears in Ukraine increased in July by 2.5% as against June, amounting to 986 million UAH. According to the State Statistical Administration, since the beginning of 2012 the rate has not changed, while it states that over the last year it decreased by 15.8%. | detail

Visits 942
25.08.2012

The Richest in Ukraine get most social concessions

“The 10% of the poorest Ukrainians get 2% of the system of benefits, while the 10% who are most well-up get 22%”. | detail

Visits 1132
20.08.2012

European Commission concerned by new law on public procurement

Spokesperson Peter Stano says that the amendments “do not comply with the future Association Agreement and international principles. Ukrainian analysts believe that the money from public procurement could be used to support the ruling party at the elections | detail

Visits 2263
17.08.2012

Only NGO representative leaves President’s “anti-corruption” body in protest

Oleksy Khmara, Head of TORO, the contact group for Transparency International in Ukraine. has announced his resignation from the National Anti-Corruption Committee under the President | detail

Visits 2280
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