On the Readmission agreement between Ukraine and EU

In a recent interview, Deputy Ministry of Internal Affairs Vasyl Marmazov spoke about the agreement on readmission between Ukraine and the EU which is to come into force from 1 January 2010 | detail

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Strasbourg finds against Ukraine over detention of Igor Koktysh

The Court held that there would be a violation of Article 3 of the Convention were Koktysh to be extradited to Belarus, and that there had been violations of Articles 3, 5 and 13 over the conditions of his detention and transportation | detail

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Rightwing radicals raising their heads in Chernihiv

The Director of the Chernihiv Public Committee for the Protection of Human Rights believes that a role in fuelling antagonism is played by myths, circulated by the press, about migrants held in the temporary holding centre in the village of Rozsudiv in the Chernihiv region | detail

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Ukraine turns down asylum application from 8 Afghan nationals

The Border Guard Service asserts that they were sent back because they were found to have forged visas to the UK | detail

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Amnesty International:Ukraine must release Belarusian prisoner of conscience

The Ukraine authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Belarusian musician and activist Igor Koktysh, detained for over two years for the peaceful expression of his beliefs | detail

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Human rights defenders stop deportation of eight Afghan asylum seekers

On Thursday the deportation of eight Afghan asylum seekers to Afghanistan was through the combined efforts of many prevented | detail

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UNHCR urges Ukraine to refrain from returning 8 Afghanistan nationals

The group stated to border guards of Ukraine as well as to the UN Refugee Agency that they are afraid of going back to their native country because of persecution and the general security situation | detail

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Ukraine not ready for commitments under readmission agreement

According to Natalia Dulnyeva from Amnesty International in Ukraine, Ukraine is not prepared for fulfilling its duties under the readmission agreement with the EU which comes into force in 2010 | detail

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Russian journalist with asylum in Ukraine called in for questioning

“The Ukrainian police have, in my view and my lawyer agrees, violated Ukrainian legislation over the fact that Ukraine has already granted me refugee status" | detail

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New regulations could pose a threat to asylum seekers

Since 25 August 2009 the State Border Guard Service has introduced spot checks at border passes to ascertain that foreign nationals and stateless persons from a number of countries have sufficient funds to pay for their stay in Ukraine | detail

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Easing of visa restrictions to the EU means introducing biometric passports

In order to contract an agreement on eased visa restrictions with the European Union, Ukraine will have to fulfil a number of requirements including introducing biometric passports | detail

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UNHCR expresses concern over Congolese nationals at Kyiv airport

The UN Refugee Agency is urging the Ukrainian authorities to refrain from returning 6 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo until their need for protection is assessed | detail

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“Sources of Tolerance” Children’s Camp

On 9 August over 190 children aged 9-17 from 17 national communities in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova will take part in the opening of the International Inter-ethnic Children’s Camp “Sources of Tolerance” | detail

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Prosecutor General has no idea what confidential information is

In June 2009 Ukraine violated one of the fundamental principles regarding the protection of refugees’ rights, the principle of confidentiality, by passing information contained in refugees’ files to the country of their origin. | detail

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Plans to place migration matters under the Ministry of Internal Affairs again halted

Amid this political ping-pong, unfortunately other issues and doubts as to whether the MIA has the skill and will to cope with non-law enforcement aspects of immigration get forgotten | detail

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For those who couldn’t return

On calls by supporters of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” for a return of the“fifth point” regarding nationality and on how a party so capable of harming the country and betraying the memory of all those who had no place to return to can have the gall to call itself nationalist | detail

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Release Igor Koktysh!

Human rights defenders and Igor Koktysh’ Ukrainian wife have called for the Belarusian activist’s immediate release from the SIZO in Simferopol where he has been held for 2 years | detail

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Ukraine – no hospitable place for refugees

An interview given by Maxim Butkevych, coordinator of “Without borders” on the eve of World Refugee Day | detail

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Belarusian activist Igor Koktysh held unlawfully in Ukraine for 2 years

There is a serious threat of his being returned to a country where he could face further torture to beat out a confession to a crime a court has already found him not guilty of. | detail

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UHHRU Appeal over the latest violation of refugee rights

Documents received recently indicate that in July 2008 Ukraine violated one of the fundamental principles regarding the protection of refugees’ rights, the principle of confidentiality, by passing information contained in refugees’ files to the country of their origin | detail

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