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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
20.06.2014

Kremlin-backed militants seize educational centre in Donetsk

The Donetsk Regional Administration has reported that the Donetsk Regional Children and Youth Centre in Donetsk has been seized after it refused to accept control by the Kremlin-backed militants’ self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. | detail

Visits 3047
17.06.2014

Kyiv University to teach Crimean Tatar Language and Literature

Up till 2014 Crimean Tatar was only taught at two universities or institutes in the Crimea. The fate of the specialization offered at the Tavria University in Simferopol appears to be under threat. | detail

Visits 2568
06.06.2014

Kremlin-backed militants on the hunt for pro-Ukrainian students

Armed fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic are turning up at Donetsk National University student hostels and demanding to see lists of foreign students; students from Western Ukraine and those who hold pro-Ukrainian views. | detail

Visits 3384
31.05.2014

Plans to remove Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in Crimean schools?

The questionnaires sent out to parents in Crimean schools may be yet another attempt to remove language options claiming that this is what parents want | detail

Visits 3099
15.05.2014

Ukrainian language pushed out of Crimean schools

The Russian Education Ministry has announced that Ukrainian in Crimean schools will be retrained as teachers of Russian. Not only is the main language of tuition changing at the Ukrainian Lyceum in Simferopol, but a Russian flag has now been raised over it | detail

Visits 6985
11.04.2014

Head of only Ukrainian school in Simferopol hounded out

Natalya Rudenko, head of the only Ukrainian lyceum in Simferopol and one of only 5 in the Crimea has been forced to resign under pressure from officials and the self-styled leader Sergei Aksenov’s vigilantes | detail

Visits 3064
10.01.2014

Court accepts forced involvement of school kids in Party of the Regions propaganda

A Luhansk court has rejected a civil suit brought by a parent against the local authorities for making his school student son, and other kids, take part in an event which he considers a pretext for promoting the ruling Party of the Regions | detail

Visits 2162
19.12.2013

Anti-Maidan cost as much as the annual budget for kindergartens

Estimates of 60 million UAH paid to bring public sector workers to Kyiv from around the country to take part in the pro-government demonstration | detail

Visits 1965
11.11.2013

Regions Party propaganda not on the curriculum

A Luhansk resident has taken the authorities and the Party of the Regions to court because his school student son was forced to take part in an event which he believes to have been a pretext for promoting the Party of the Regions | detail

Visits 1894
25.10.2013

“Nobody needs us”.

The words in the title reflect the bitter reality as seen by 26-year-old Vladimir Melnkikov, raised from earliest childhood in a Ukrainian orphanage. Willing to work hard and make his own way in life, he needs just one thing – an affordable roof over his head. Little to ask given the number of laws which supposedly protect the rights of orphans, and yet even that has been denied him. | detail

Visits 1554
05.09.2013

A Syllabus Divided

On moves heightening division within the country, demonstrated even in controversial changes to the history syllabus and a book, published with local authority funding, which repeats Soviet lies about the Crimean Tatars. . | detail

Visits 2834
02.09.2013

Crimean schoolchildren get Regions Party propaganda in school diaries

The diary for all Crimean school students drawn up by the Crimean Education Ministry and to be handed out free of charge on the first day of school is seriously slanted in favour of the ruling Party of the Regions | detail

Visits 1690
14.06.2013

Young people in conflict with the law also face torture or ill-treatment

New research has been published on prevention of torture and ill-treatment of children and adolescents in conflict with the law in Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1600
22.05.2013

Abandoned children: what the closed doors of institutions hide

The State is not capable of ensuring proper education; socialization and rehabilitation for children in institutions and therefore many of those leaving school orphanages cannot adapt in society and quite often end up in adult institutions. | detail

Visits 1148
05.03.2013

Party of the Regions MPs continue efforts to undermine external exam system

Serhiy Kivalov, Party of the Regions MP and author of one of three draft laws on higher education has asserted that the compulsory nature of the system of Independent external assessment [ZNO] restricts people trying to get into university | detail

Visits 1479
13.02.2013

Plans to impose youth curfew in Cherkasy

If the decision is passed, from November to March after 22.00 and from April to October from 23.00, minors will not be allowed out on the streets and in any public places without their parents or those substituting them with the parents’ consent | detail

Visits 1248
17.01.2013

External exam system again under threat

Current draft laws on higher education all want to reduce one of the few real achievements of the pre-2010 government – the system of Independent external assessment [ZNO] aimed at ensuring equal access to higher education and fighting corruption | detail

Visits 2039
24.12.2012

Harrowing reality of a Ukrainian home for the severely disabled

In at least one Ukrainian home for children with serious medical problems children have to be bound to their beds; some have not been outside for years and there can be as few as one carer to 14 children. This is the situation in Ladyzhyn in the Vinnytsa oblast | detail

Visits 1690
02.10.2012

What is being done to prevent crimes against children?

Over 80 thousand Ukrainian families are on police lists over ill-treatment of children. The victims of such treatment can bear terrible psychological scars, psychologists warn, while human rights activists point to a lack of systematic policy in this sphere. | detail

Visits 1204
22.08.2012

New fears that a Ukrainian-speaking class could be closed in Donetsk

In Donetsk members of an initiative group of parents whose children are studying in the only 10th grade class with Ukrainian language tuition at the Harmony classical school (gymnaziya) are concerned that the class may be closed | detail

Visits 1520
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