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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
10.11.2008

Court bans Eurasian Youth Union

On 6 November the Kharkiv District Administrative Court allowed the application of the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor to forcibly dissolve the Kharkiv regional branch of the Eurasian Youth Union | detail

Visits 1387
07.11.2008

Crimean police reluctant to learn about European experience of working in a multicultural region

A conference initiated by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities aimed at sharing vital experience of police work in a multicultural society was ignored by the law enforcement representatives it was directed at | detail

Visits 1890
04.11.2008

Ethnic origin of offenders as hate speech

Yury Chumak, Human Rights Assistant to the Minister of Internal Affairs, has written a critical article on how the law enforcement agencies talk about offenders, especially those from particular ethnic groups, and the negative impact this has. | detail

Visits 2162
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 2317
07.10.2008

Suspected members of a criminal racist gang arrested in Kirovohrad

In Kirovohrad SBU officers have uncovered a racist gang whose members are believed to have been planning a series of terrorist attacks near a synagogue, as well as intending to beat up Jewish people and other non-Slavs | detail

Visits 1365
02.10.2008

Making media waves in the Crimea

On one less than world-shattering confrontation in Simferopol and where certain media newsmakers suggest it could lead | detail

Visits 1779
01.10.2008

Crimean Labyrinth

17 years after independent Ukraine recognized that the Crimean Tatars must be able to return to their homeland, the problems remain considerable, and those out to fuel tension ever more active | detail

Visits 2334
24.09.2008

Abduraimov, author of a scandalous appeal forced to resign

Following the appeal publicly addressed to Russia’s leaders on 8 September by Vasvi Abduraimov, his Crimean Tartar organization Milli Fyrka [National Party] has announced that they have accepted his resignation | detail

Visits 1844
15.09.2008

The Crimea’s interests not represented

About a highly questionable appeal from a marginal Crimean Tatar group seeking Russian “defence” of their rights and the Russian media attention it has been given | detail

Visits 3158
05.09.2008

Open Letter from KHPG regarding the organization “Patriot of Ukraine”

Hiding behind fine slogans, the organization “Patriot of Ukraine” through its actions discredits and dishonours the very concept of patriotism | detail

Visits 4986
29.08.2008

Newspaper pogrom

They say that rumours fly. More often than not they are spread, with ill-intent or through carelessness, for the sake of an eye-catching headline, sensation, improved ratings, etc | detail

Visits 3622
17.08.2008

Court adjourns hearing into anti-Semitism charges against journalist

The Prymorsky Court in Odessa has rescheduled the examination of the application brought by the Odessa City Prosecutor against the newspaper “Nashe dyelo” until 16 September | detail

Visits 1446
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 2256
06.08.2008

No false notes

On apparent efforts to fuel discord between different ethnic groups in the Crimean media and the techniques applied to manipulate the audience | detail

Visits 3868
18.07.2008

In defence of redheads

We should watch out for criminals, not for people of a certain race. The law enforcement agencies undoubtedly have a tough and complicated task, however primitive methods only generate new problems and contribute to a rise in racism and xenophobia | detail

Visits 2745
15.07.2008

Monuments to victims of the Nazis in Poltava vandalized

According to the Poltava City Executive Committee, the vandals daubed Ukrainian national symbols as well as offensive words about people of some nationalities | detail

Visits 1234
26.06.2008

Sentence passed over desecration of Jewish grave

The man was arrested on 4 March this year on suspicion of desecrating the grave of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev | detail

Visits 1471
05.06.2008

Crimean journalists complain of obstruction

According to the head of the Committee for Monitoring Press Freedom, there are many attacks or threats against journalists, and the fact that those responsible go unpunished exacerbates the situation | detail

Visits 1742
04.06.2008

Racism and xenophobia in Ukraine: new challenges in human rights protection

An assessment of worrying trends and measures needed while the situation is still manageable | detail

Visits 4631
31.05.2008

Let’s build our places of worship together!

It is not only Muslims who experience difficulties in the Crimea, with Simferopol parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church encountering no less problems | detail

Visits 2536
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