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22.10.2009

Another apparent attempt to fight child pornography

The Verkhovna Rada has passed as a base a draft law on fighting the spread of child pornography aimed at providing measures to combat the circulation of child pornography | detail

Visits 1636
02.10.2009

CE to help Ukraine fight sexual exploitation of children

Over 800 criminal investigations have been initiated in Ukraine over the last year for the production and circulation of pornography although the number of such crimes is, in fact, much higher. The problems lies in inadequate mechanisms for uncovering cybercrimes and flaws in legislation | detail

Visits 2302
23.09.2009

Morality Commission seeks changes to law to protect children from information age

The changes proposed are, in typical fashion, couched in vague terms, including “rude language” and “indecent expressions” | detail

Visits 666
10.09.2009

Ongoing debate regarding curfews for young people

Should Ukraine be following some neighbouring countries and imposing a curfew on young people’s movements after a certain time? This was the subject of a roundtable held by the women’s human rights organization La Strada-Ukraine | detail

Visits 670
08.09.2009

Equal access to decent education on hold

.. due to the collective irresponsibility of public officials (another damning report from the Accounting Chamber of (non-)implementation of a Project for Equal Access to Decent Education | detail

Visits 617
06.08.2009

Parents’ Association objects to irresponsible beer advertisement

The Parents’ Television Viewers’ Association is calling on the company “Obolon” to remove an ad with the slogan “Football without beer just isn’t football”. | detail

Visits 692
01.08.2009

Go whither I know not – and ban it all

You’d have thought there was nothing easier. Child pornography is a crime. Almost a feat to so muddle it: they’re penalizing the wrong people, goodness knows for what, and children remain unprotected. | detail

Visits 2358
15.07.2009

Children’s Human Rights Centre Network gaining momentum

Its coordinating centre – the civic youth organization M.ART IN-club names among the violations which lead people to turn to them infringements of children’s property rights and requests for help in cases involving adoption, care or tutelage | detail

Visits 574
01.07.2009

President ignores call to veto law on pornography

President Yushchenko has signed the law “On amendments to Article 301 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code” which introduces criminal liability for possession of pornographic material. in order to sell or circulate it | detail

Visits 1751
30.06.2009

Fears of a rise in exploitation of minors

Human rights specialists believe that the problems of slave labour, as well as labour and sexual exploitation of minors will become particularly acute this summer due to the economic crisis. | detail

Visits 2213
24.06.2009

Persistently upholding freedom of speech

The Karas Gallery and UHHRU have initiated a protest initiative “Uporno” [“Persistently”] aimed at convincing the President to veto the law criminalizing possession of pornography | detail

Visits 1795
22.06.2009

Call to veto inept amendments and properly protect children’s rights

Human rights defenders, journalists, writers, artists and many others are calling on the President to veto the recently passed Law | detail

Visits 1918
22.06.2009

La-Strada-Ukraine: honour Ukraine’s commitments on protecting children

“La Strada – Ukraine” has issued a statement following the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of amendments to the Criminal Code imposing criminal liability for possession of works, images or other items of a pornographic nature | detail

Visits 1696
12.06.2009

Criminal liability introduced for possession of pornography

The amendment – introducing liability where possession is in order to sell or circulate material - changes little and in itself will do little to combat child pornography which was supposedly its aim | detail

Visits 1695
02.06.2009

94.2% of Ukrainians support penalties for possession and use of child pornography

Clear definition of child pornography is needed, as well as stricter measures against those who use, make or drag children into producing child pornography | detail

Visits 1848
29.04.2009

Ukraine signs European Convention on the Adoption of Children

On 28 April Ukraine signed this Convention which ensures that national law on the protection of children applies not only to adoptions of children from the Parties but also to those of children from other States | detail

Visits 728
07.04.2009

La Strada – Ukraine angered over anti-children advertising

Within a day of publication of the following statement, the company involved has, at least verbally, promised to remove the offending advertisement | detail

Visits 879
19.03.2009

The Power of Parental Love

Two nine-year-old twins with cerebral palsy whose parents were advised to abandon them at birth have recently won an award for their poems. An incredibly moving story with a possible way of helping if you were able to | detail

Visits 1148
16.03.2009

Children should be able to apply to the UN for assistance

Civic organizations in Ukraine are hoping that the country will take part in drawing up a special UN Protocol on appeals from children to the UN Committee. A request to this effect has already been sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs | detail

Visits 1120
12.03.2009

Ukraine vs. Children: Whose side is the court on?

Ukraine’s laws do not help children to resolve their problems via the courts. Quite the contrary: the courts simply multiply these problems, deeply traumatizing children who are already in a difficult situation | detail

Visits 2283
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