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27.09.2016

Interior Minister accused of hate speech against those forced to flee Donbas

Vostok-SOS and other civic organizations have reacted with anger to remarks made on Friday by Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister regarding Ukrainians displaced by the fighting in Donbas | detail

Visits 3414
26.09.2016

Fighting corruption the Ukrainian way: new elements

Overview of the activities of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and of the difficulties it encounters when carrying out its functions | detail

Visits 1993
14.09.2016

Police Reform

Press conference on the results so far, plans and problems encountered | detail

Visits 2412
27.08.2016

Horrific police killing elicits assurances of a shakeup & local fears of a cover-up

Three police officers are currently in detention after a 32-year-old man was beaten and fatally shot while in handcuffs in the early hours of August 24. | detail

Visits 2702
05.08.2016

Sinister Russian FSB attack on lawyers defending Crimean political prisoners

Russia has long demonstrated that journalists, civic activists and all those who express independent views are at risk in Russian-occupied Crimea. On Thursday, there was a disturbing indication that the lawyers representing political prisoners may also be in danger. | detail

Visits 3464
05.07.2016

Defending a national hero or dangerous extrajudicial methods?

The events on July 2 around the detention of former Aidar commander Valentyn Lykholit elicited widely divergent reactions and some worrying assumptions about what need not be considered in fighting ‘separatists’. | detail

Visits 2095
23.05.2016

An End to Sabotage of Maidan Crime Investigations?

Newly-appointed Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko has held a meeting with lawyers representing victims of crimes against Euromaidan. While it is definitely early days, the lawyers are obviously pleased at the moves Lutsenko has announced which may help to remove the sources of sabotage from within the Prosecutor General’s Office | detail

Visits 1874
29.04.2016

Suspected Euromaidan crimes no impediment for current Ukrainian police job

Anton Zazymko, who is facing serious charges over an attack by Berkut officers on Euromaidan activists, has held onto a renamed, but similar post in a National Police special forces regiment. In a move viewed with anger by lawyers representing Maidan victims, the Kyiv Court of Appeal upheld the original rejection of the application for his suspension | detail

Visits 1915
21.04.2016

Alarm bells ring as chief Maidan crimes investigator threatened with criminal charges

Civic activists and Euromaidan victims’ lawyers have sounded the alarm about a major offensive against Serhiy Horbatyuk and his special investigative department. Several criminal investigations have been initiated against members of the department and Horbatyuk could himself be facing criminal charges for alleged ‘negligence’. | detail

Visits 3117
21.04.2016

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General ‘loses’ data explaining why only anti-corruption whistleblower targeted

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau did not initiate criminal proceedings over flats obtained by Vitaly Kasko, a prominent reformer, anti-corruption campaigner and ex-Deputy Prosecutor General. This contradicts the impression given by the Prosecutor General’s Office which is seeking prosecution of Kasko, while claiming that data about the allocation of almost all other apartments has been ‘lost’. | detail

Visits 2276
15.04.2016

Selective prosecutions as weapon in Prosecutor’s war against reform?

The good news that ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kasko has not been remanded in custody cannot remove the deep concern that an attempt was made to jail an outspoken critic of corruption and stalled reforms. | detail

Visits 2424
11.04.2016

Prosecutor General Office stages evening raid to bring charges against anti-corruption reformer

In what has been aptly described as “the latest disgrace from the Prosecutor General’s leadership”, an attempt was made late on Sunday evening to read out criminal charges against Vitaly Kasko, ex-Deputy Prosecutor General and prominent critic of corruption and sabotage of reform within the prosecutor service. | detail

Visits 3065
30.03.2016

Fighting Corruption in Ukraine or Those Who Fight It?

Relief that Viktor Shokin has finally been removed from his post as Prosecutor General was tempered on Tuesday by a final blow against the reform camp through the dismissal of David Sakvarelidze and criminal charges against his former colleague Vitaly Kasko, with concern mounting that Shokin’s successor may only differ in passport details. | detail

Visits 3196
29.03.2016

Protesters demand independent Prosecutor General

200 or more protesters gathered outside the President’s Administration on Sunday demanding the removal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin whose resignation once again seems in doubt. | detail

Visits 1523
27.03.2016

Prosecutor General’s Office obtains carte blanche to raid anti-corruption NGO

The ever-obliging Pechersky Court in Kyiv has allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to search and remove documents, etc. from the Anti-Corruption Action Centre. This, we are to understand, is how the illustrious investigators want to find US money allocated for reforming the prosecutor’s office | detail

Visits 4527
15.03.2016

Maidan activists: Prove that Ukraine has changed through choice of Prosecutor General!

Relatives of Nebesna Sotnya, those killed during Euromaidan and civic activists have publicly demanded an end to behind-the-scenes bargaining and an open competition for the post of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General  | detail

Visits 2274
16.02.2016

Key reformer quits over ’total corruption’ & ’lawlessness’ in Prosecutor General’s Office

Vitaly Kasko, who has resigned as Deputy Prosecutor General, had earlier warned that while the Prosecutor General spends so much time in the President’s Administration, you can forget about real reform | detail

Visits 2064
11.02.2016

Prosecutor General Shokin’s Year of Failed Investigations and Blocked Reform

It is one year exactly since President Petro Poroshenko put forward Viktor Shokin as Prosecutor General, a post Shokin controversially holds to this day | detail

Visits 4096
03.02.2016

Ukraine’s police must not collaborate with Azov xenophobes

Xenophobic statements just issued by members of the Azov Regiment can only compound mounting concern over reported collaboration between police and Azov Civic Corps activists in the Kyiv oblast, as well as plans for groups of Azov fighters to "clean the streets" of criminals | detail

Visits 7756
15.01.2016

‘Clear Signs of Sabotage’ in Odesa 2 May Investigation

20 months after the deadly disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies have not only failed to properly investigate the events and find those responsible, but are effectively sabotaging the investigation. | detail

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