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

Environmentalists in no doubt as to why O. Goncharov was murdered

Environmentalists and civic activists are concerned over police distortions of the testimony given by the murdered environmental activist and defender of Zhukiv Island | detail

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The Criminal Pillaging of Natural Resources must stop

Open Appeal over the murder of environmental activist Olexei Goncharov from the Fourth Forum of Ukrainian human rights organizations | detail

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Fatal journalist investigation

ICTV is officially neither confirming nor denying that the murder of Mr Goncharov (and serious injuries to his wife) was connected with the involvement of its journalists | detail

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Environmental activist murdered in Kyiv

One of the defenders of the Zhukov Island in Kyiv has been killed, and his wife seriously beaten. Such brazen lawlessness demands swift and decisive response from the authorities. The following is a Statement from the Kyiv Environmental-Cultural Centre | detail

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We didn’t live through Chernobyl, we are living through it

On the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, a call for a State programme “Healthy Nation” and advice to IAEA to concern itself with the safety of nuclear power stations and not propagandize nuclear energy | detail

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Full-frontal onslaught on land resources

Environmentalists believe that rampant violation of land legislation, uncontrolled seizures of land and changes in its designated purpose are leading to major destruction of natural areas and are the basis for all our environmental ills | detail

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The Aarhus Convention and Ukraine’s Pitiful Pretence at Compliance

With a scandal over Ukraine’s failure to comply with the Aarhus Convention imminent, Ukraine’s authorities are continuing to act as though imitation of public participation and adherence to international commitments is no different from the real thing. Who are they trying to delude? | detail

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Time to fight the causes of environmental disasters, not just wipe up the mess

Environmentalists believe that the recent disastrous floods in Western Ukraine were the result of climate change and manmade factors | detail

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Legal assistance to victims of natural disasters not in the Human Rights Ombudsperson’s scope?

On a strange “response” to a request sent to Nina Karpachova asking her to appeal to the Government to help defend the constitutional rights of victims of the recent devastating floods | detail

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“Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” recognized as one of Ukraine’s Seven Natural Wonders

If you answered our call and added your vote, thank you! The park remains under threat of destruction with a part of it having been taken away through a suspect local authority decision and could be flooded if Energoatom has its way | detail

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“Ukrainian Switzerland” threatened with flooding

More detail about the plans to destroy part of the regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” | detail

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Vote to save one of Ukraine’s Natural Wonders!

The State-owned regional landscape park “Granite-Steppe Pobuzhya” is indeed a natural wonder, with unique wildlife and flora. It also contains monuments of historical and cultural heritage. It is under threat and your “vote” can help | detail

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Repeat Performance

The Aarhus Convention reads like a response to Chernobyl. It is after all about the right to know and to have a say in what immediately concerns us. That its provisions must be observed is at once staggeringly obvious and a point the Ukrainian authorities seem gallingly reluctant to understand. | detail

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Ukraine cautioned over non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention

The Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention took place in Riga earlier this month. It found that Ukraine had not demonstrated its compliance with an international agreement which is of vital importance to all of us | detail

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Open appeal from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union on Ukraine’s failure to comply with the Aarhus Convention

The authors consider that the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention has all grounds to conclude that Ukraine is failing to implement its commitments with regard to this vital agreement on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters | detail

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NGOs concerned over Ukraine’s disregard for European environmental conventions

Two Kyiv environmental groups have lodged a complaint with the EU against the Ministry for Environmental Protection and the State Committee on the Forestry Industry for not implementing at least two European conventions on the protection of biodiversity | detail

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Ministry of Energy declared a danger zone

On 26 April, the 22nd anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, activists from the National Ecological Centre cordoned off a “danger zone” around the Ministry of Fuel and Energy to warn Ukrainians about the danger of a repeat of the catastrophe due to the government’s energy policy | detail

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European Union concerned that Ukraine observe environmental standards

The controversy over the Danube – Black Sea canal does not only concern Ukraine and Romania, but all those concerned about not harming the environment | detail

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No to nuclear waste container at Chernobyl

The Ministry for Environmental Protection has turned down plans for building a centralized radioactive waste storage site in the Chernobyl zone | detail

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For Internal Use Only: Is Post-Chornobyl Ukraine Ready for Access to Environmental Information?

According to Article 19, Ukraine, the site of the worst environmental disaster in recent history, is still failing to protect the right of its citizens to access environmental information | detail

Visits 2192

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