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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 1137
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 1502
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 1112
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 1164
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 1369
30.12.2011

Curfews for minors will only foster bribe-taking

An ever increasing number of Ukrainian regions are considering whether to impose restrictions on the movement of teenagers in the late evening and night hours. Human rights activists are critical of such methods for “fighting” juvenile crime | detail

Visits 1117
21.09.2011

New History Textbook contains Biography of Yanukovych

The new history textbook for the 11th grade is 100-pages shorter than its predecessor, but it contains a biography of Viktor Yanukovych. The Education Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk had demanded that the textbook be rewritten. | detail

Visits 1119
02.09.2011

Police pressure on parents fighting against closure of Ukrainian language schools

On 31 August in the evening, the parents who are standing firm received visits by officers of the district police and Service for Juvenile Affairs handing out explanations on how to teach and bring up school children | detail

Visits 1200
01.09.2011

1 September: Ukrainian language schools in Donetsk region to defend their right to exist

The authorities have not come up with any comprehensible explanation for the closure of 4 Ukrainian schools in the Donetsk region so parents initiative group on 1 September will be appealing against the decisions in court | detail

Visits 1265
29.08.2011

New History Textbooks: "Great Patriotic War returned", OUN cut

In the new history textbook, the term “Great Patriotic War” for the Soviet War against Nazi Germany has been returned. The term Orange Revolution has disappeared, and information about the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Resistance Army (UPA) has been reduced | detail

Visits 1112
29.08.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy files suit against Education Ministry

The National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy believes the distribution of State-funded places for the 2011/2012 academic year to be unfair, lacking in transparency, discriminatory and harmful for the interests of the country. | detail

Visits 1417
03.08.2011

Call for more transparency from Education Ministry

The Committee of Voters of Ukraine urges the Ministry to stop making adjustments to the number of State-funded university places and warn of the opportunities an unclear system gives for corruption | detail

Visits 1529
20.07.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy: some funding reinstated, but not for journalism

After radical cuts to State funding at a university which the present Minister of Education has been in conflict with and suggestions that this was punishment, the Ministry has reinstated some State-funded places for day studies | detail

Visits 1439
18.07.2011

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy courses cut in revenge for stand against corruption?

President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Serhiy Kvit talks about the extraordinary decision by the Ministry of Education to cut State-funded places for two unique courses, the likely motives, the increasingly important role played by students and more | detail

Visits 2084
12.07.2011

State scholarships only for those in Tabachnyk’s good books?

The Ministry of Education has cut State funding for a number of Master’s programmes offered by the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Analysts are convinced that allocation of State scholarships has become a means of reprisal against dissident deans and incentive for those they see as “their people”. | detail

Visits 1622
11.07.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy’s funding cut

According to Yevhen Fedchenko, Director of the university’s School of Journalism, the Ministry of Education has suspended State funding for the Master’s programmes offered by the School of Journalism and others. | detail

Visits 1334
16.06.2011

Who will defend people’s rights in the Dnipropetrovsk region?

A study presented by the Dnipro Social Research Centre reports a deterioration in the human rights situation in the Dnipropetrovsk region | detail

Visits 1204
30.05.2011

The word “sugar” won’t leave a sweet taste in your mind

A response to the allegations made by the Minister of Education Dmytro Tabachnyk following the protests against the draft law on higher education held throughout the country | detail

Visits 1410
27.05.2011

Students protest against new version of Higher Education Law

Students and lecturers have held demonstrations in 20 cities against the Ministry of Education’s revised Law on Higher Education. They consider that their demands have not been taken into account | detail

Visits 1950
26.05.2011

Tabachnyk: Cherchez the foreign foundations

According to the Minister of Education, Dmytro Tabachnyk, the protests about the adoption of the draft Law on Higher Education are being provoked by foreign foundations | detail

Visits 1352
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