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17.08.2010

Police advice steeped in hate speech

Volodymyr Batchaev, Head of the Board of the Cherkasy Centre for Monitoring Human Rights shows how “warnings” on the Ministry of Internal Affairs official website incite racial enmity in relation to Roma people | detail

Visits 1135
05.08.2010

You don’t beat according to passport

Rivne police have provoked an international scandal. During their operation “Illegal Alien” they unwarrantedly detained and allegedly beat two Azerbaijan nationals who were entirely legally in Ukraine, visiting their father. The two Azerbaijanis have complained to the Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan, to the embassy and the law enforcement agencies. | detail

Visits 987
29.07.2010

Racial profiling still a problem in Ukraine

Racial profiling and non-violent harassment by police as well as attacks against foreigners with non-Slavic appearances by skin-head, and other ultra-right wing groups have become an issue of growing concern as Euro 2012 approaches | detail

Visits 732
25.06.2010

Crimean Prosecutor initiates criminal investigation into circulation of Mein Kampf

Veterans of World War II reported that Hitler’s book, banned in many countries, was being sold freely in Simferopol. Seven copies were found during a check of the book market | detail

Visits 724
10.05.2010

EAJC: no grounds for speaking of anti-Semitic motive for Kyiv murder

The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress has issued a statement regarding the murder of Aryeh Leib Misinzov in Kyiv and unsubstantiated claims that he was the victim of a neo-Nazi attack | detail

Visits 1103
30.04.2010

A Letter to President Yanukovych in support of the Crimean Tatars

A letter from Tilman Tsyulykh, General Secretary of the Society in Support of Threatened Peoples (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Berlin, especially prompted by a worrying campaign being waged against the Crimean Tatar people | detail

Visits 1832
07.04.2010

Police measures to counter criminal manifestations of racism

In a report on crimes against foreign nationals, Oleh Martynenko, Head of the Department for the Monitoring of Human Rights in the Work of the Police, provides statistical evidence of the number of crimes committed and information about measures against racism and xenophobia | detail

Visits 1245
18.03.2010

Ukrainian Catholic University Appeal to the education community of Ukraine

The Administration of the Ukrainian Catholic University is appealing to the education community in Ukraine to come out publicly about the situation in education following the appointment of Dmytro Tabachnyk as Minister of Education and Science | detail

Visits 1265
16.03.2010

NaUKMA President calls on colleagues to oppose the appointment of D. Tabachnyk Minister of Education

Ukraine needs unity and culture, our education and science need to develop in quality and competitiveness on the global arena, and universities – autonomy. Dmytro Tabachnyk cannot take on these tasks since the humanitarian field is not built on hatred and lies | detail

Visits 1466
23.02.2010

Shameful abuse

The antics of various members of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” have long made many of us wince, however the behaviour of one Lviv Regional Council member Iryna Farion at a kindergarten warrants more than just disgust, but very serious measures from the authorities. | detail

Visits 773
19.02.2010

MIA moves on combating ethnic profiling

According to Yury Belousov, Aide to the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Ministry has drawn up a draft normative act aimed at combating a selective ethnic approach in the work of the MIA | detail

Visits 1364
15.02.2010

Nationalism and crime: an artificial link

Not only does ethnic profiling violate people’s rights and dignity, but it is also an inefficient method of protecting public order, wasting police resources while leaving many crimes unsolved | detail

Visits 1452
25.01.2010

Europe needs educated Roma

Continued discrimination against Roma in Europe not only violates human dignity, but is a major social problem crippling the development of eastern European countries with large Roma populations | detail

Visits 695
12.01.2010

The Crimea in Slow Motion

International interest in the Crimea from summer 2008 had little to do with the peninsula’s undoubted natural attractions. Unfortunately the shivers down many a Ukrainian official’s spine caused by the war over South Ossetia may have elicited anxiety, but little will to learn lessons and take urgently needed action, or any understanding of what this action should be | detail

Visits 973
29.12.2009

Film “Russia 88” to hit hard about skinheads

"Bardin has succeeded in doing what many civic activists were unable to do – he has shown the movement to be comical. That is the worst blow to the movement” (Galina Kozhevnikova) | detail

Visits 722
09.12.2009

OSCE trains Ukraine’s civil society representatives on hate crime prevention

More than 20 civil society activists from throughout Ukraine took part in the three-day event, which provided the participants with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of hate crimes and to devise strategies on how to combat this phenomenon more effectively | detail

Visits 676
08.12.2009

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

Visits 754
17.11.2009

Fall in racially motivated crimes

On International Day for Tolerance, 16 November, the UN High Commission for Refugees noted a fall in the number of racially motivated crimes in Ukraine during 2009 | detail

Visits 681
06.11.2009

Parliament increases liability for discrimination, and changes nothing

The law in fact makes no significant change since the article of the Criminal Code is still phrased in such a way as to make it virtually impossible to prosecute people | detail

Visits 959
03.11.2009

Polish Ukrainian language television programme reinstated

It would thus seem that the protest campaign organized by Ukrainians in Poland and supported by many people in Ukraine, although by no means most media representatives and politicians, has had some impact | detail

Visits 1129
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