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07.11.2014

Disastrous Police Appointment

The recent appointment as Kyiv regional police head of Vadim Troyan, deputy commander of the Azov battalion and member of a neo-Nazi organization, is a serious and dangerous mistake. | detail

Visits 14600
28.10.2014

One Step Closer to Real Police Reform

“For the first time in the last 17 years a conceptual normative act has been adopted on police reform, and one that was drawn up by the human rights community!”. | detail

Visits 2447
15.10.2014

Law on Public Prosecutor finally passed

Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday finally adopted Law №3541 which makes real reform of the Public Prosecutor’s Office possible. Considering that the reform was a condition of Ukraine’s joining the Council of Europe back in 1995, Ukraine’s legislators cannot be praised for fast work, but at least they got there. | detail

Visits 2434
23.09.2014

Development strategy for police reform

The strategy is developed by experts of Law Enforcement Investigations Center and Kharkiv Human Rights Group, is discussed by the expert community in Kyiv and Lviv and approved at the meeting of the Expert Council under the Ministry of Interior on September 16 this year. | detail

Visits 3247
22.08.2014

President signs repressive ‘anti-terrorist’ laws

Poroshenko has signed into law bills which human rights organizations warn are an unwarranted restriction on people’s rights. The increase in the prosecutor’s powers could lead to criminal proceedings being questioned, if not in Ukraine, then in Strasbourg | detail

Visits 5096
16.08.2014

Repressive laws adopted in “fight against terrorism”

Moscow’s undeclared, yet ever more aggressive war against Ukraine was launched because Ukrainians had upheld their right to European integration. Ukraine’s parliament must not sabotage that integration through appallingly repressive laws. | detail

Visits 4134
16.08.2014

Call to veto unconstitutional bill extending Prosecutor’s powers

A draft bill passed on Aug 12 will, if signed by the President, allow the Prosecutor to authorize searches, detention, wiretapping and other activities linked with criminal investigation. | detail

Visits 3068
11.08.2014

Dangerous silence over police role in Odessa May 2 events

There are many ways to lose the information war. Inaction is one, especially when information, and even video footage are widely available which demonstrate the failure by police management and the emergency services to avert casualties during the clashes and fire on May 2. | detail

Visits 8185
06.08.2014

Police who beat up Ani Lorak protesters fired

Four Odessa police officers are reported to have been dismissed for beating up protesters outside a concert by the singer Ani Lorak in an Odessa night club. Around 200 police officers dispersed a group of around 100 protesters, using rubber batons | detail

Visits 2437
18.07.2014

Court case thrown out over clear signs that police planted evidence

A positive precedent has been created in Kharkiv with a case thrown out after the lawyer demonstrated that the police had fabricated the evidence. Over 15 thousand people end up in prison each year because the police, wanting good ‘statistics’, go for people over possession of tiny amounts of narcotics or plant the drugs themselves | detail

Visits 3020
27.06.2014

Ukraine’s Security Service cuts all cooperation with Russian FSB

Ukraine’s SBU informs that it is revoking all agreements on cooperation with Russia’s FSB [Federation Security Service] and law enforcement agencies due to the latter’s role in aggression against Ukraine, including the military annexation of the Crimea and measures to destabilize the situation in the east of Ukraine | detail

Visits 54544
03.04.2014

Twelve detained on suspicion of involvement in the gunning down of Maidan protesters (updated)

The acting Prosecutor General says the orders to gun down protesters on Institutska St on Feb 20 came from the president’s administration. | detail

Visits 2570
03.04.2014

The Police must not be a threat to the public

Yevhen Zakharov, head of KHPG, talks about civic involvement in the selection of new heads of police; as well as the proposed reinstatement of many of the police monitoring projects cut back in 2010 | detail

Visits 1800
24.02.2014

Where is the investigation into last week’s carnage?

EuroMaidan SOS has publically called on Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov to provide answers regarding the apparent lack of investigation into the shooting of protesters on 19 and 20 February | detail

Visits 1899
20.02.2014

Titushki and Bercut riot police on the attack

The regime’s deployment of “titushki” urgently needs to be clearly recorded and communicated to the international community as demonstration that calls for “all parties” to show restraint are missing the point and manifestly not enough | detail

Visits 4537
18.02.2014

Berkut snipers aimed at protesters

The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession | detail

Visits 5965
15.02.2014

Waiting for more bloodshed?

The only charges brought against officials over the brutal dispersing of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 last year have been dropped, turning exchanges of assurances and demands for accountability into a dangerously empty ritual. | detail

Visits 4644
13.02.2014

Kirovohrad AutoMaidan activist stripped of his license for 6 months

On Feb 12 judge Iryna Zahreba from the Kirovsk District Court in Kirovohrad prohibited AutoMaidan activst Vitaly Koval from driving for half a year in the latest of a number of template rulings throughout the country against peaceful protesters and civic activists | detail

Visits 1903
07.02.2014

UMDPL: Сherkasy police infringed all regulations

Volodymyr Batchaev from the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors of Law Enforcement can see no grounds for most of the detentions in Cherkasy and is scathing in his assessment of police behaviour | detail

Visits 1346
04.02.2014

SBU finds plans to “seize power” in opposition party’s server

Both the police and security service [SBU] have effectively accused the opposition Batkivshchyna of planning the Kyiv protests in advance [as per the Interior Ministry] or, in the SBU rendition “carrying out actions aimed at seizing state power” | detail

Visits 1329
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