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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 1421
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 2644
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 1515
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 1478
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 1020
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 1367
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 1092
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 1847
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 1521
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 1059
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 1369
12.07.2012

Threefold increase in complaints about external examination results

This year the Ukrainian Educational Quality Assessment Centre has received 9,783 complaints from school leavers unhappy with the results of the Independent External Assessment (ZNO] | detail

Visits 1549
20.06.2012

So why are Kyiv-Mohyla journalist students again refused State funding?

As was the case for the last academic year, the Masters Journalism course at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” [NaUKMA] has not been allocated any State-funded places for 2012/2013. | detail

Visits 1172
13.06.2012

Higher Education Law again on hold

The government has once again postponed agreeing the draft law on higher education and tabling it in parliament. Some civic activists complain that the bill is being drawn up without transparency. | detail

Visits 1254
29.03.2012

Parents win fight against closure of Donetsk Ukrainian language school

The Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeal has upheld the 30 January ruling revoking the decision of the City Council to close Ukrainian language School No. 111. | detail

Visits 1063
23.02.2012

Internet Providers sign Code on Protecting Children from Internet Ill-Treatment

A Memorandum was signed on Monday of Cooperation in introducing a Code on Protection of Children from Ill-treatment on the Internet. The first signatories were the companies MTC-Ukraine; Kyivstar and Ukrtelecom. | detail

Visits 1070
03.02.2012

Donetsk court prohibits closure of Ukrainian school

The Voroshylovsky Court in Donetsk has accepted as unlawful and revoked the decision of the City Council to close the Ukrainian language School No. 111. The City Council is refusing to comment but says it is planning to appeal the ruling. | detail

Visits 1413
26.01.2012

Coalition for the Rights of the Child in Ukraine formed

Its aim is to promote the observance of children’s rights, monitor infringements of their rights and promote implementation of Recommendations given by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child | detail

Visits 1026
24.01.2012

All well with children’s rights in Luhansk?

In response to the President’s recent upbeat assurances about human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular, Yulia Krasilnykova reports on the experience of an organization working directly to protect human rights. | detail

Visits 1072
11.01.2012

New student protests against Tabachnyk’s draft law

The government’s draft bill on higher education has aroused a new wave of protest from students whose criticisms include popuist moves up till the elections, followed by measures which will cut out student grants for many, as wells moves fostering corruption | detail

Visits 1266
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