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

Scepticism over new rules for prisoners’ healthcare

Ukrainian prisoners may now choose their doctor and be examined outside a penal colony. Analysts are sceptical about the efficiency of this new innovation from the Justice Ministry. | детальніше

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Government cuts funding for children’s medical care in favour of football

Statement in protest over the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision to transfer 200 million UAH envisaged for the construction of diagnosis and treatment complex within the Oxkhmatdyt Children’s Hospital for spending on Euro 2012 | детальніше

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Ihor Zavadsky remains in custody despite health concerns and doubts about the case

As reported the case of Ihor Zavadsky, a prize-winning accordion-player has given rise to sensational headlines, but also concern. He has now been remanded in custody for another 4 month | детальніше

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Conflicting views on new Constitutional Assembly

The “Constitutinal Assembly”, a consultative-advisory body under the President which is supposed to prepare amendments to the Constitution, has no members of the opposition who assert that the Assembly is a front for carrying out what the President wants | детальніше

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Forensic experts confirm Tymoshenko has two bruises

Ms Tymoshenko alleges that she was beaten when taken by force to a Kharkiv hospital. A forensic expert on Thursday confirmed that she has two bruises on her body, but was unable as yet to explain their origin. | детальніше

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Yulia Tymoshenko to undergo treatment under German doctors’ supervision

German doctors travelled to Ukraine on Friday to examine fthe former Prime Minister who has been on hunger strike since 22 April after allegedly being beaten | детальніше

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PACE President: Situation with Tymoshenko must have consequences

Jean-Claude Mignon has said that the situation over the alleged beating in the prison colony of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko cannot be left without repercussions. Mignon said that the excuses given by Ukraine’s representatives did not convince anybody | детальніше

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Medical reform harmful to both doctors and patients

Yevhen Zakharov writes that the government began the first stage of medical reforms with a pilot scheme in the Vinnytsa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk regions and in Kyiv and joins colleagues in slamming the inept and potentially disastrous changes | детальніше

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Ukraine asks German doctors to treat Tymoshenko

In the light of Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike following apparen ill-treatment, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has stated that the treatment of Tymoshenko is a "stain" on Ukraine’s record. | детальніше

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Ivashchenko moved without explanation to prison cell

The three most prominent former government officials sentenced to widely criticised prison terms have now all been returned to prison. Their medical treatment coincided with the European Court of Human Rights’ Public Hearing in the case of Lutsenko v. Ukraine on 17 April. | детальніше

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Measures planned to radically increase organ transplants

The Ukrainian government is planning to make organ removal from those who have died for transplant purposes mandatory. Experts advise against haste and say comprehensive discussion is needed to avoid abuse. | детальніше

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Lutsenko returned to prison

Irina Lutsenko, wife of imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition politician, asserts that her husband’s two weeks of treatment in hospital ended as soon as the European Court of Human Rights public hearing in his case was over (on Tuesday) and the international experts left Ukraine | детальніше

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Ukrainians fork out huge amounts on “free medical care”

There are not enough doctors and State reforms of the medical sector are worsening, not improving the situation. These and other points are discussed in the just released report Human Rights in the Medical Sphere. | детальніше

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Pshonka issues instruction for Tymoshenko to be treated outside prison

As reported, the European Court of Human Rights decided on 15 March 2012 to indicate to the Ukrainian Government, under Rule 39 that it ensure that former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko receive adequate medical treatment in an appropriate institution. | детальніше

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Negotiations on treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko in Germany

A spokesperson for the German Government confirmed on Saturday that the Government is holding talks with Kyiv on treating former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in a German hospital | детальніше

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Ukrainian doctors admit Tymoshenko needs hospital care

Ukrainian doctors have admitted that jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is in need of hospital care as her health deteriorates. | детальніше

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Former ECHR Judge: Sanctions will be serious if Tymoshenko not given proper treatment

Former Judge from Ukraine at the Court in Strasbourg, Volodymyr Butkevych stresses that the very fact of the application of Rule 39 indicates that the Court does not believe the prison is in a position to provide the necessary medical care | детальніше

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European Court of Human Rights orders that Tmoshenko be hospitalized (updated)

According to former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko’s defence lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, the European Court of Human Rights has applied Rule 39 and ordered the government of Ukraine to treat Ms Tymoshenko in hospital | детальніше

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Council of Europe Secretary General concerned about YuliaTymoshenko’s health

On Monday Thorbjørn Jagland today expressed his concerns over the treatment of persons detained in Ukraine. He also expressed particular concern about Yulia Tymoshenko’s deteriorating health condition | детальніше

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Patients’ rights in domestic courts

Ukrainians who have suffered from doctors’ mistakes are normally pessimistic about their chances of gaining redress in domestic courts however at a press conference this week human rights activists demonstrated that justice can be found closer to home | детальніше

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