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

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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 1993
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

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29.04.2011

Are Kharkiv students being forced to join the Party of the Regions?

The Kharkiv-based Internet publication Glavnoye reports allegations made by a student from the Kharkiv National Teacher Training Institute that students from her institute are being forced to join the Party of the Regions | detail

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28.03.2011

Parents and students outraged over plan to close Ukrainian language schools in Makiyivka

The authorities are planning to close seven Ukrainian language schools and an orphanage in Makiyivka (Donetsk region) and refusing to talk with parents and children who are against the closure | detail

Visits 1367
22.03.2011

Children learning together

On World Down Syndrome Day 2011, TV5 reported on the end of a four-year experiment in inclusive education for children with Down syndrome in pre-school centres. Its results have convinced officials to prepare a national programme | detail

Visits 948
16.03.2011

Ministry of Justice: No change to rules on birth registration

The Ministry of Justice has issued a statement refuting suggestions that changes have been made to the procedure for registering a child. It had been reported that only children born in a maternity home would receive registration. | detail

Visits 1025
16.03.2011

Who stands to gain from children officially not existing?

UHHRU lawyer Maxim Shcherbatyuk has no doubt that the only conceivable winner from the new regulations making it impossible to register children not born in a maternity home is the State budget with families unable to receive assistance due them | detail

Visits 1677
03.03.2011

On attempts to muffle criticism of the Torez Orphanage

More disturbing evidence that the Donetsk region authorities are trying to keep people from seeing children written about in the recent harrowing reports about the Torez Orphanage for Children and Young People with Special Needs | detail

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Comments 2
01.03.2011

Grim warning over Tabachnyk’s educational reform

Advanced quality or setting the scene for a student unrest, optimisation of budget costs or the demise of the future elite? If the President really wants to ward off trouble he would be wise to reconsider this programme and the Ministers’ suitability for this position | detail

Visits 1578
28.02.2011

Clash during student protest

On 28 February around 300 students took part in a demonstration outside one of the parliamentary committees demanding the rejection of the new version of the Law on Higher Education | detail

Visits 1102
28.02.2011

Boris Gudziak: University Rectors should stop being afraid

The Ministry of Education headed by Dmytro Tabachnyk has in a year undertaken an assault on the autonomy of universities and stopped movement towards the Bologna system. This is the view expressed in an interview given to Radio Svoboda by Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Father Boris Gudziak | detail

Visits 6872
23.02.2011

Reporter in Torez Orphanage scandal speaks out

Olena Dovzhenko has now written an article clarifying what happened. She explains that she was not dismissed, and resigned herself, however says that she was put under pressure | detail

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23.02.2011

Ukrainian language school in Donetsk successfully defended

In Donetsk parents and students of Ukrainian School No. 136 in the Budyonivsk District have managed to avert the closure of the school | detail

Visits 1473
22.02.2011

Highly disturbing report regarding an information blockade at the Torez Orphanage

Reports are emerging of attempts to prevent residents of this Orphanage, the focus of scrutiny and criticism last week, from communicating with the outside world | detail

Visits 2529
Comments 2
21.02.2011

Torez Orphanage: Enquiry called yet journalist sacked?

There are contradictory reports about the Torez Orphanage for children and young adults with special needs, and the impact of recent media reports alleging shocking conditions in an institutions housing very vulnerable children. They need more than a shocking article or two | detail

Visits 7909
Comments 1
10.02.2011

Authors of language education concept didn’t listen to scholars – or the public

Representatives of the Lviv National University are convinced that the new Concept, which envisages extension of the use of Russian, and no measures regarding Ukrainian, runs counter to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages | detail

Visits 1123
20.01.2011

Students to be forced to pay back their education

It is planned from the new academic year to make students receiving State-funded education to compensate the State for the money spent on their education and to establish economically warranted payment for hostel accommodation | detail

Visits 1074
12.01.2011

Parliament: first move to revoking public morality law

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted as a base a draft law introducing amendments strengthening liability for child pornography and restrictions on external advertising. With its entry into force, the Law on the Protection of Public Morality would be revoked | detail

Visits 2444
12.01.2011

Independent external assessment again under siege

The dismissal of Ihor Likarchuk from his post as Director of the Ukrainian Centre for Assessing Educational Quality has been widely criticized as a political move and likely to still further jeopardize independent assessment and therefore equal access to education | detail

Visits 1744
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