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29.12.2011

War against Corruption lost from the outset

Oleh Yeltso examines the new State anti-corruption programme which allocates less than 100 million EUR for all effots against corruption over 4 years, and allocates almost all the money to one ministry for an at very least non-transparent purpose | detail

Visits 1557
28.12.2011

About-face by Constitutional Court on social payments

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared it constitutional for the Cabinet of Ministers to be allowed to determine the size of social payments depending on the financial resources available. | detail

Visits 1310
23.12.2011

Analyst: New Law will assist illegal seizures and Yanukovych with Mezhyhirya

Roman Kuybida, Deputy Head of the Centre for Political and Legal Reform, believes that Law No. 9635, just adopted, on Procedure for Court Proceedings makes it possible to ensure possession of property received through dubious court rulings | detail

Visits 2543
23.12.2011

Verkhovna Rada extends moratorium on sale of agricultural land

Human rights defenders have reported that these moratoriums leave owners of small amounts of land deprived of the possibility of disposing of their property, while there are shadow set ups for selling or changing the designated purpose of the land | detail

Visits 784
20.12.2011

Chornobyl’s Ongoing Victims

The recent efforts by the government to win over some members of the former Chernobyl clean-up workers’ movement and to marginalize others have coincided with worrying use of the police in Kharkiv against certain “dissident voices” within the movement | detail

Visits 2383
17.12.2011

Chornobyl activists questioned all day, summoned for Saturday

The leader of the Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers, Vladimir Proskurin believes the police actions were aimed at stopping him attending the Chornobyl Union of Ukraine conference and opposing the leadership of a person seen by many as selling out the protest movement | detail

Visits 2015
16.12.2011

Another Chornobyl clean-up activist detained

Another leader of the Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers, Petro Prokopenko has been detained while attending the NGO Chornobyl Union of Ukraine conference and is being brought to Kharkiv. The police statement claiming that Vladimir Proskurin has been released is not correct. | detail

Visits 1384
16.12.2011

Cynical measures against former Chornobyl clean-up workers in Kharkiv

Kharkiv former Chornobyl clean-up workers active in the protests against cuts and non-payment of social benefits have received summonses from the Kharkiv Regional MIA CID as witnesses in a criminal investigation. With no grounds whatsoever in law one has been forcibly taken in for questioning | detail

Visits 1499
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 1371
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 1366
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 1359
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 1392
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 1009
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 674
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 1355
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 875
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 802
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 1069
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 1100
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 1459
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