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

Protest over planned nuclear waste container at Chernobyl

Environmental groups believe that it would be safer to build such containers near each nuclear power station, rather than having one centralized point with this minimizing the risk from transportation of radioactive material around the country | detail

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Where is the Aarhus Convention?

Prominent environmental and human rights activists have put their signatures to a letter addressed to Ukraine’s leaders. In it they give a scathing assessment of Ukraine’s adherence to the Aarhus Convention and make a number of urgent recommendations for action. | detail

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It’s our environment: on asserting the right to know

A nationwide monitoring project “Right of access to environmental information” has found little to say that’s possible about the situation in Ukraine | detail

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Supreme Court of Ukraine stands in guard over the Danube Delta!

On 13 November 2007 the Supreme Court Administrative Proceedings Chamber quashed all rulings of economic courts which had permitted the withdrawal of the Bystre Mouth from the territory of the Danube Biosphere Reserve. | detail

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Silent “Chernobyl” in Dnipropetrovsk

Ukraine’s Accounting Chamber has found that only 20 percent of the programme for radiation and social protection of the people of Zhovty Vody is being implemented | detail

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No carving up Ukraine’s heritage!

Crucial appeal court ruling imminent over the landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” in which Energoatom is fighting public opposition to its plans to flood part of an area of vital environmental, historic and cultural significance | detail

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Environmentalists against the Tashlyk Hydro Accumulating Power Station

The Prime Minister’s support for this project has outraged environmentalists who warn that it will flood the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” which is of unique natural and historic importance | detail

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Environmental help line launched

Lawyers from the organization “Environment – People – Law” will be providing legal consultations on environmental protection, defence of environmental rights and promotion of good environmental practice in Ukraine. | detail

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Only 6 percent of Ukraine’s territory remains unpolluted

OSCE experts believe the main factors to be the Chernobyl Disaster; military ammunition which has not been destroyed and toxic wastes | detail

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Cabinet of Ministers churning out agencies to flog Kyoto emission quotas

Present plans for creating yet another agency would appear to reflect the Government’s concern to rake in profits from selling emission quotas at the expense of real implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, and needless to add, at the expense of our shared planet | detail

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The twilight zones of Ukrainian regional authorities

Curious details regarding regional variations in how forthcoming (or otherwise) the authorities are with information, even when this is on a statistical form and when it takes much more trouble to remove it than to simply answer the question .. | detail

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Journalists to fight for access to environmental information

The project participants are planning to investigate the possibilities of access to environmental information at central and regional level, and also take active measures to put an end to restrictions on such information | detail

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Ukraine’s international commitments over the Danube – Black Sea canal won’t be forgotten

The canal, opened for shipping on 10 May, as well as the way the decision to build it was made have aroused strong criticism from Ukrainian and international environmental organizations | detail

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21 years since the Chernobyl Disaster

Ceremonies are taking place today in Ukraine and in other countries in memory of the victims of the terrible disaster.President Yushchenko has called on the authorities and society to make every effort to revive the Chernobyl zone. | detail

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Requiem gathering in Ivano-Frankivsk to mark the twenty first anniversary of Chernobyl

The region holds 13,227 people who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl Disaster, 3,835 of them children. There are 908 people with disability status as a result. | detail

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Access to information is the first step towards effective democracy

Among the areas of concern with regard to the new version of the Law on Information is ensuring access to environmental information. Given the authorities’ lack of adherence to environmental legislation and Ukraine’s international commitments, this remains a burning issue for all of us | detail

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Lviv journalists to become detectives

The Lviv civic journalist organization WETI is beginning its own investigation into pesticides which have gone missing in the Lviv region. If these have been buried anywhere, they could present a serious danger to the local population | detail

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“Article 19” to monitor the situation with environmental information in Ukraine

The “Article 19” project sets out to discover from local journalists how easy it is for them to work with environmental topics and information in Lviv and what problems they encounter when gathering environmental information | detail

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UN: Ukraine endangered by toxic waste

The UN Special Rapporteur believes that Ukraine urgently needs to to limit the quantity of toxic and dangerous products and wastes present on the territory of Ukraine and to take “all the necessary measures to put an end to any further import” | detail

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Environmentalists disturbed by plans to build a storage area for nuclear waste

The coordinator of the Ukrainian National Environmental Centre believes that the plans will increase the risk of accidents, and comments that the government did not consult the public on this issue and is effectively satisfying the wishes of only “Energoatom” and American businesspeople. | detail

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