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21.04.2009

Georgian film director held as illegal immigrant threatens hunger strike

A huge number of question marks in this strange story, which has left David Kuridze in some kind of strange never-never land in the Chernihiv regional temporary holding facilities for foreign nationals | detail

Visits 1485
20.02.2009

Isolated few receive asylum in Ukraine

Civic organizations dealing with refugee issues claim that the EU is also closing its eyes to the situation with asylum seekers in Ukraine, and simply allocates money for maintaining temporary holding facilities so that they don’t get to the EU | detail

Visits 960
17.02.2009

Should the police be entrusted with migration policy?

While changes in migration policy are long overdue, the author expresses grave doubts over the wisdom of placing this vital area under Ministry of Internal Affairs control | detail

Visits 1953
06.02.2009

Ukraine is not integrating immigrants into society

According to the State Committee on Nationality and Religion, money is not allocated, nor are there any special State programmes for effective integration of immigrants who have received Ukrainian citizenship into society | detail

Visits 1046
09.01.2009

New Year greetings wrapped in statistics

The latest press report from the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Public Liaison Centre pulls statistics out of context and seems more designed to foster harmful stereotypes than to provide information | detail

Visits 2186
22.12.2008

New migration body to be under Ministry of Internal Affairs’ control

Viacheslav Likhachev from the Congress of National Communities believes that placing control over this area under the MIA will inevitably lead to its boiling down to a “fight against illegal migration”. | detail

Visits 1338
18.12.2008

Strasbourg prohibits extradition of Uzbek refugee

The European Court of Human Rights has allowed the application made by Abdumalik Bakaev and his lawyer Viacheslav Yakubenko and applied Rule 39 halting any possible extradition to Uzbekistan pending examination of his case | detail

Visits 1202
08.12.2008

Uzbek asylum seeker released by Ukrainian court

On 8 December, the Holosiyivsky District Court in Kyiv rejected an application to hold Abdumalik Bakaev, Uzbekistan national, in custody for 40 days pending extradition to Uzbekistan | detail

Visits 1380
07.12.2008

ALERT: Ukrainian authorities detain asylum seeker sought by Uzbekistan

Abdumalik Bakaev has sought international protection from the UNHCR and refugee status in Ukraine. He must not be extradited | detail

Visits 1742
27.11.2008

New ruling against the Prosecutor General regarding a refugee

On 25 November the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal rejected an appeal lodged by the Prosecutor General against the ruling of the District Administrative Court in Kyiv over Viktor Kreidych | detail

Visits 1037
15.11.2008

Strasbourg halts any extradition to Kazakhstan of four refugees

The Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan has for three years now been seeking the extradition of the Baisakov brothers and two other Kazakhstan nationals granted refugee status by Ukraine in 2006 | detail

Visits 1530
23.10.2008

Strasbourg: Ukraine must not extradite Soldatenko

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Ukraine’s extradition of Nikolai Soldatenko to Turkmenistan would be in violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights | detail

Visits 1083
21.10.2008

Ukraine gives political asylum to Russian member of a banned party

20-year-old Russian national Anna Ploskonosova is a member of the National Bolshevik Party (headed by Limonov) which is banned in Russia. Her boyfriend Yury Chervochkin, also an activist, was killed last year | detail

Visits 1368
08.10.2008

When a country is ill, you hear cries of “They’re coming in hordes”

It sometimes seems like the Ukrainian enforcement bodies are deliberately pinning the image of enemy on people from the Caucuses who are quite legally in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1964
24.09.2008

Verkhovna Rada ratifies agreement between Ukraine and Russia on readmission

The Agreement is aimed at creating the legal conditions needed for coordination and cooperation on preventing and countering illegal migration, as well as human trafficking | detail

Visits 1006
09.09.2008

President’s Secretariat sees no problem in extraditing a refugee

A reply has been received from the President’s Secretariat to the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union’s letter regarding the extradition to the Russian Federation on 28 July of Oleg Kuznetsov, who had been granted refugee status in Ukraine in March this year. | detail

Visits 2625
03.09.2008

On the agenda

The war in Georgia has highlighted clearly that Ukraine’s stability and development as a law-based democracy is crucial for the stability of Europe itself. Put most crudely, we are all in it together and urgently need to support one another. | detail

Visits 2233
03.09.2008

The rule of law is not just on paper!

We must send an unequivocal message to all members of the authorities that those who violate domestic and international legislation and shame the country will bear personal responsibility for their actions | detail

Visits 1967
15.08.2008

Ministry of Justice comes out in support of a special migration body

This followed the latest suspension by the President on 30 July of (the latest) Cabinet of Ministers Resolution which entrusted the Ministry of Internal Affairs [MIA] with implementing State policy on migration | detail

Visits 1477
13.08.2008

Strange welcome

It is truly difficult to fathom why the Kyiv Head of Police decided to talk about “a possible surge of migrants from the Caucuses due to the events in South Ossetia”. The consequences of such utterances are unfortunately depressively obvious | detail

Visits 1930
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