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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
05.07.2012

Chornobyl clean-up workers planning large-scale protests in the autumn

Former Chornobyl clean-up workers are planning to uphold their right to a decent life and say that it is only through indefinite protest actions that they will be able to have impact on the authorities | detail

Visits 1383
18.06.2012

Money for drinking water used for officials’ mineral water?

Shocking results from an Accounting Chamber of Ukraine audit on implementation (or lack of implementation) of a programme for ensuring clean drinking water | detail

Visits 867
07.06.2012

Former Chornobyl clean-up workers outraged over trick with new law

The All-Ukrainian Association of Veterans of Chornobyl has issued a statement over the law passed ahead of schedule on 5 June and promises mass protest | detail

Visits 1366
06.06.2012

Law cutting social benefits quietly pushed through

The Verkhovna Rada has passed a law on guarantees of implementation of court rulings which envisages cancellation of benefits for specific categories of the public | detail

Visits 1163
01.06.2012

Public funding spent on Euro 2012 – none left for the elderly and ill

Kharkiv spent more than a billion UAH from the city and regional budgets on preparations for Euro 2012. It’s now very difficult to find money for joint projects with charities. The situation is similar in Kyiv. | detail

Visits 1096
29.05.2012

On the single bidder public procurement for the President’s flights

8.1 million UAH on servicing the President’s plane flights will go to the only bidder in the public procurement, “Tsentravia” which would seem to be connected with the company which owns the President’s residence at Mezhyhirya | detail

Visits 2068
24.05.2012

SBU chief corruption fighter’s expensive way of telling the time

The First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] and Head of the Central Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime, Volodymyr Rozhytsky wears a watch that would have cost him more than his year’s salary | detail

Visits 947
18.05.2012

Confederation of Free Trade Unions accuses authorities of pressure

Following an all-day search in Kamyanets-Podilsk, they accuse the authorities of putting the Confederation of Free Trade Unions under pressure in the run-up to planned protests on 21 May against the new Labour Code. | detail

Visits 774
11.05.2012

Hundreds die each year due to traffic police corruption

Ukraine gets a pitifult 2.4 out of 10 in the Transparency International rating, while for 10,000 vehicles there are 104.4 road deaths. In Finland, where the corruption index stands at 9.2, there are only 8.2 road deaths for the same number of vehicles. | detail

Visits 1644
27.04.2012

Victims of Chornobyl: past and present

On the 26th anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster former Chornobyl clean-up workers gathered to honour the memory of those who sacrificed so much and to protest against the cynical refusal to remember our debt before all Chornobyl veterans | detail

Visits 1253
27.04.2012

Fighting corruption: fine words and hard-hitting reports

Of 25 recommendations which Ukraine was given in 2006, less than half (12) have been more or less successfully implemented. Since 2009 when GRECO stressed that 17 recommendations remained unimplemented, only four have been fulfilled | detail

Visits 1553
24.04.2012

President’s Administration can’t provide Yanukovych’s copyright agreement

The President’s Administration has informed Ukrainska Pravda that it does not have the agreement according to which President Yanukovych apparently sold rights to his books – past and future - for 16.4 million UAH ($2 million). | detail

Visits 1158
20.04.2012

Ukrainian President’s millions in book fees raise eyebrows

An income declaration published on his presidential website claims that in 2011 Yanukovych earned more than 16.4 million hryvnyas ($2 million) in copyright fees for numerous books, including "A Year in Opposition," "A Year in Office," and "How Ukraine Should Live Further," as well as any books he may pen in the future. | detail

Visits 1817
04.04.2012

Ongoing pressure on Afghanistan War veterans since action snubbing the President

Members of the organization “Nobody but Us” say that they have been subjected to repression since their action on 15 February when they demonstrably turned their back on Viktor Yanukovych | detail

Visits 1242
02.04.2012

Pit No. 8: Illegal Mines in Ukraine

Towards the end of March, illegal mines or “kopanki” attracted public attention over the scandalously abrupt and unexplained removal of the film “Pit No. 8” from the contest at the documentary film festival Docudays.UA. | detail

Visits 2126
23.03.2012

Constitutional Court allows MPs to not inform this year’s voters about income

The Constitutional Court has passed yet another judgement reducing the scope of anti-corruption legislation. On 20 March it published its judgement which allows National Deputies to not make public their expenses for the second half of 2011 | detail

Visits 1768
20.03.2012

I never promised you a rose garden

Analysis of the promises made last week by President Yanukovych to increase social payouts in preparation for the upcoming presidential elections | detail

Visits 1531
14.03.2012

Afghanistan War Veteran alleges pressure after veterans snubbed Yanukovych

Members of the NGO “Nobody but Us” which defends the rights of Afghanistan War veterans assert that the law enforcement officers are trying to arrest the organization’s leader, Oleksand Kovalyov | detail

Visits 1919
07.03.2012

More victims of Donbas’ illegal mines

The Donetsk Regional MIA has reported that the bodies have been found of six men who died in an explosion at a kopanka or illegal mine near Yenakiyeve in the Donbas region on 29 February | detail

Visits 1938
05.03.2012

Ukrainian farm workers could be left without pensions

Former kolkhoz workers are unable to prove how long they have worked and therefore receive the pension they earned. The problem could be faced by thousands of Ukrainians who have worked on the land all their lives | detail

Visits 736
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