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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
04.09.2019

Legislative flurry in Ukraine leaves MPs’ immunity ‘cancelled’ yet still intact

A constitutional majority of MPs in Ukraine voted on 3 September to remove their constitutional guarantee of parliamentary immunity. For the moment, however, their immunity remains secure | detail

Visits 997
23.08.2019

No ‘G8’ until Russia ends its occupation of Crimea & frees all Ukrainian hostages

It is doubtless no accident that the rumours gaining momentum this week of an imminent release of Ukrainian political prisoners and POWs held in Russia coincided with the support expressed by US President Donald Trump for Russia to re-join the G7, and frustratingly vague statements from French President Emanuel Macron | detail

Visits 1256
12.08.2019

EU is preparing to refuse recognition of Russian passports illegally issued to Donbas residents

The EU is reportedly drawing up plans for a coordinated EU policy of non-recognition of Russian passports issued to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Eastern Ukraine | detail

Visits 860
09.08.2019

Zelensky claims he dismissed illegal Head of President’s Administration Bohdan in response to huge petition

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has ‘responded’ to a petition demanding the dismissal of his highly controversial Head of the President’s Administration, Andriy Bohdan by claiming that he has already dismissed him | detail

Visits 931
31.07.2019

Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudswoman caught in mounting judicial corruption scandal

There have been demands for the resignation of Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova and / or for a special parliamentary committee to investigate allegations that she helped to fill a key judicial commission with members likely to block, rather than facilitate judicial reform | detail

Visits 895
22.07.2019

Post-election Ukraine. More of the same or a new human rights agenda?

The coming weeks will show whether the President’s grandiose ‘lustration’ plans were for real, or merely an election gimmick, and whether the parties entering parliament have any intention of carrying out the vital reforms discussed with human rights activists | detail

Visits 938
19.07.2019

Putin extends Russian attack on Ukraine, offering passports to all Ukrainians in Donbas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree making it possible for all Ukrainians in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (Donbas) to receive Russian citizenship according to ‘simplified procedure’, even if they live on Ukrainian government controlled territory | detail

Visits 1189
26.06.2019

Council of Europe’s PACE on the brink of electing sanctioned Russian Crimea land grab propagandist as Vice President

Leonid Slutsky, a Russian politician who is under EU, US and other countries’ sanctions over his aggressive support for Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, may become Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe | detail

Visits 2424
25.06.2019

Council of Europe caves in to Russia, ignoring the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages, MH17 victims and human rights values

Among those pleading with the PACE delegations to not take such a disastrous step were the relatives and lawyers of the ever-mounting number of Moscow’s Ukrainian political prisoners, the families of the MH17 passengers murdered by a Russian BUK missile on 17 July 2014, and numerous human rights NGOs. | detail

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24.06.2019

Russia adds 4 politicians under EU sanctions to its first ‘delegation’ if Council of Europe gives in to blackmail

Four of the 18 members of the ‘delegation’ which Russia is hoping will be ‘triumphantly reinstated’ in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe [PACE] on 24 June are under personal sanctions for their role in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine | detail

Visits 1908
23.06.2019

Civil society warns Council of Europe that the time is not right to lift sanctions against Russia

"We call on PACE and the Committee of Ministers to demonstrate unity in upholding the values and principles on which the Council of Europe is based and fully keep sanctions in place until Russia meets the conditions for which these sanctions were imposed." - an appeal endorsed by a large number of international NGOs | detail

Visits 427
21.06.2019

A High Human Rights Price if the Council of Europe capitulates to Russia

Russia’s reinstatement in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will send a message to all the political prisoners held in occupied Crimea and Russia, to the families of victims of torture, killings and abductions that their rights and their suffering are of less worth than ‘improving relations with Moscow’ | detail

Visits 1697
14.06.2019

Council of Europe’s reinstated Russian delegation would likely include illegal ‘deputies’ from occupied Crimea

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s capitulation to Russian demands will likely result in a Russian delegation including supposed ‘deputies’ from illegally annexed Ukrainian Crimea | detail

Visits 1481
13.06.2019

Zelensky removes top official who opposed illegal appointment of Bohdan as Head of Presidential Administration

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has replaced the Deputy Justice Minister Serhiy Petukhov as head of an official delegation after the latter publicly insisted that Andriy Bohdan, the man chosen to head the President’s Administration is prohibited by law because of his role under Yanukovych from holding public office | detail

Visits 1734
12.06.2019

Persecution for independent rulings? Ukrainian judge who refused to imprison Saakashvili dismissed

Although the High Council of Justice’s dismissal of Judge Larisa Tsokol purportedly has nothing to do with her refusal to place former Georgian President and Ukrainian opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili under house arrest, there seem very real grounds for concern | detail

Visits 742
12.06.2019

Nearly one third of Russians would like Russia to annex Ukrainian Donbas

A Levada Centre poll published on 11 June 2019 has found the highest support for Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts “becoming a part of the Russian Federation since March – April 2014 | detail

Visits 1469
04.06.2019

Council of Europe looks set to cave in to Russian blackmail

On the same day that Russia challenged the jurisdiction of a second UN tribunal whose orders it is flouting, the Council of Europe’s Rules Committee adopted a draft resolution which could open the door to removing the sanctions imposed after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea | detail

Visits 1488
03.06.2019

Open appeal from Ukrainian human rights organizations to the PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure

The mumber of examples of gross violations by Russia of international human rights standards in the occupied territory of Crimea and in the area of armed conflict in the Donbas is growing. | detail

Visits 394
03.06.2019

Ukraine’s Supreme Court claims illegal Zelensky appointment is not its business

Andriy Bohdan, the newly-appointed head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Administration is a man prohibited from holding public office because of his links with the Yanukovych regime, yet the Supreme Court has refused to examine a complaint over the illegality of the appointment | detail

Visits 1120
22.05.2019

Zelensky appoints Kolomoisky lawyer with shady past to head his Administration

Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Andriy Bohdan Head of his Administration despite reported warnings over such an appointment because of Bohdan’s immediate past as lawyer to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and, more importantly, because Bohdan is prohibited from holding public office because of his role during the regime of former President | detail

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