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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
19.09.2014

No equality of languages in the Crimea

Despite the assurances given by Russia when it annexed the Crimea and the fact that there are three state languages – Ukrainian, Russian and Crimean Tatar, the time assigned to each in Crimean schools is totally disproportionate | detail

Visits 3535
15.09.2014

Seizure of Donetsk University – an attempt to destroy the future of Donbas

On Sept 10 heavily armed Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic took control of Donetsk National University | detail

Visits 4250
05.09.2014

Crimean children prevented from studying in their native language

Only the Ukrainian lyceum in Simferopol is providing a first grade class with all teaching in the Ukrainian language. Children will, however, be forced to change to Russian in the two final years of school placing them, as well as Crimean Tatar students studying in Crimean Tatar, at a severe disadvantage when taking vital school-leaving exams. | detail

Visits 3839
29.07.2014

Kremlin-armed militants continue to terrorise and use children as hostages

40 children from a Luhansk children’s home abducted by Kremlin-backed militants on Saturday are now in Ukraine and safe, however militants are still refusing to allow the evacuation of other children with medical conditions from the area of fighting | detail

Visits 4325
27.07.2014

Kremlin-backed militants abduct infants with special medical needs

40 infants in need of constant medical care have been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants from a children’s home in Luhansk who were planning to take them – without the necessary documentation and vital medical records into Russia. | detail

Visits 6233
15.07.2014

New attempts to forcibly take orphans to Russia

150 children from two school orphanages have become hostages to the Kremlin-backed militants and are again in danger of being taken, against their will, to Russia. | detail

Visits 4732
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 3272
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 2800
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 3604
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 3273
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 7310
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 3309
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 2334
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 2191
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 2064
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 1739
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 3029
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 1868
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 1753
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 1303
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