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

Lviv residents trust civic organizations more than political parties

According to the research centre “Socioinform”*, one in five Lviv residents would have voted at the local council elections for a civic organization. | detail

Visits 1381

UNIAN Human Rights initiative

The UNIAN press agency’s new project should provide exciting possibilities for broadening awareness of the work of human rights organizations and generally of human rights issues | detail

Visits 1696

On civic society, the political crisis, freedom of speech and more

Yevhen Zakharov sees one of the main achievements of the Civic Assembly in its having drawn civic organizations together and enabled them to feel part of an ever more potent civic community | detail

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Civic organizations propose amendments to the Constitution

At the All-Ukrainian Civic Assembly over 350 civic organizations are planning to call for changes to the Constitution which would prevent politicians misusing the Main Law of the country. Other resolutions will reflect the urgent need for those in power to understand that laws are to be observed, not manipulated or ignored | detail

Visits 1818

A year after the elections: the challenges to civic society. Can democracy survive?

“Dialogue between civic organizations and state executive authorities has been virtually stifled, and the media do not devote attention to this issue. We need on principle to ask sternly: “You promised, so what has been done?” I’m afraid that many leaders of the elected authorities would have no answer. However the question must be put”. | detail

Visits 1696

Support for civic initiatives in Ukraine – a new project from the East European Democratic Centre launched

The project’s aim in the coming year is to help youth organizations develop networking capacity and cooperation with other sectors in society, including the local authorities | detail

Visits 1108

Rivne self-help campaign to improve language skills

With lack of knowledge of even one foreign language often hindering fruitful cooperation with other organizations, the organizers hope that through this project, local civic organizations which are the main contributors to the development of civic society in Ukraine will find new prospects and horizons opening before them. | detail

Visits 1761

Honest earnings!

Ukrainian civic society is increasingly understanding that the initiative for change must come from them, this time in combating corruption and bribe-taking | detail

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Public City Council created in Kherson

The Mayor hopes that the Council, which has been formed at the initiative of different civic organizations, can focus deputies’ attention on burning issues rather than on political battles | detail

Visits 1206

Address to the Ukraine – 2007 Conference in the European Parliament

There is no more immediate task in Ukraine than that on which we are working – the creation of a powerful machine for independent civic assessment of the work of the authorities, for appealing against decisions which run counter to the law, human rights and public interest, for the lobbying of these interests. | detail

Visits 1900

5 thousand people boycott films in Russian

“With this whole initiative we are only standing up for the chance to choose to watch films in good quality Ukrainian translation”. | detail

Visits 1471

Are the authorities trying to “tame” the public?

While the Lviv authorities have begun organizing public hearings themselves (joining them seen as being less dangerous than figting them!), they seem less interested in taking heed of what the public is telling them | detail

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Press Release: CINEMA – TRANSLATION “I promise not to go to showings of foreign films with Russian translation”

This excellent initiative has already raised its original target and looks set to prove not only that Ukrainians want the choice to watch films in Ukrainian, but also (and not for the first time!) that they know better than politicians how to join forces and affirm their rights | detail

Visits 1943

Civic action in defence of the right to watch films in Ukrainian

More than 600 people have already supported the initiative which was launched the day before yesterday in response to the effective refusal by film distributors to translate films being shown in Ukrainian cinemas | detail

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Increasing the influence of ordinary people on state policy

A project has been launched aimed at increasing the influence of local territorial communities in Ukraine on decision making by state authorities and local administrations focusing particularly on public hearings | detail

Visits 911

Public Contract signed between nongovernmental organizations and the authorities in Drohobych

The first, but seemingly not last, such agreement aimed at improving the level of openness and accountability of the local authorities and public participation in decision making | detail

Visits 888

Lviv Civic Society has its own voice on the Internet

A new Internet resource - the Lviv Civic Portal -will promote public participation in decision making and in monitoring the activities of the local authorities | detail

Visits 1018

Strengthening control over the authorities through a network of civic representation

Promising initiatives for consolidating public participation and control in the Chernihiv region | detail

Visits 860

One step closer to public participating in decision making

The new Resolution passed by the Cabinet of Ministers enables representatives of civic organizations and others at their own initiative to be included on the boards of local state administrations | detail

Visits 1021

Who’s destroying the historic centre of Lviv?

The "visit" today by over 70 Lviv journalists and their statement achieved one aim - a commission has been created. Postive as a beginning, but by no means enough ... | detail

Visits 1189

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