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

Human rights in Ukraine: assessment of the new regime’s first year

An overview of the most worrying trends in Ukraine seen during 2010 with a significant deterioration in observance of most human rights and freedoms | detail

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Ukrainian human rights organizations present Human Rights in Ukraine 2009 – 2010

The human rights organizations’ report on the human rights situation in the country during 2009 and 2010 was presented at a press conference on 24 February | detail

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HRW: Governments Soft-Talking Abusers

Too many governments are accepting the rationalizations and subterfuges of repressive governments, replacing pressure to respect human rights with softer approaches such as private "dialogue" and "cooperation," Human Rights Watch said on Monday in releasing its World Report 2011 | detail

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2010 Thistle of the Year Anti-Award Recipients announced

Laureates for this ignominious anti-award bestowed on the worst human rights offenders during the year include the Minister of Internal Affairs A. Mohylyov for deliberate disregard for human rights and the Head of the Security Service [SBU], V. Khoroshkovsky for systematic restriction of civil liberties | detail

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Prominent contenders for the Thistle of the Year Anti-Award

Nominees for the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union’s anti-award for worst human rights offenders include Valery Khoroshkovsky, Head of the SBU, the Ministers of Internal Affairs and Education and the President’s Administration | detail

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Helsinki Accords: The ’Joan Baez Stuff’ Still Works

It is precisely because of the loss of faith in these nonviolent human rights ideals among the young that we older Helsinki watchers have to rededicate ourselves to the very basics -- freedom of the media and freedom of association -- at a time of the proliferation of single issues and increasingly exotic rights | detail

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VII International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays.UA

Docudays.UA, with an exciting range of documentary films from many countries will take place in Kyiv from 26 March to 2 April at the House of Cinema (6, Saksanska St) | detail

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Human rights in Ukraine after the presidential elections: problem issues

We are forced to state that the actions of the new administration over its first month of work do not indicate any intention to improve the situation, but on the contrary, are aimed at putting an end even to those positive trends which had emerged | detail

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Our Documentary Film Festival needs Your Help!

The Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays.UA has become an internationally known event, enabling Ukrainians to view films and reflect on vital human rights issues and film producers to learn and share experience with colleagues from other countries | detail

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Human Rights in Ukraine

An overview of the human rights situation in Ukraine over the last twenty years | detail

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Property issues, patients’ rights, fighting sexual harassment – all in a day’s work

These are just some of the issues the KHPG Advice Centre deals with in its work. Ludmila Klochko recently gave an interview in which she spoke of the work of the Public Advice Centre in 2009 | detail

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Inadequate arsenal of protection

On the eve of Human Rights Day on 10 December Roman Romanov, Director of the Rule of Law Programme for the International Renaissance Foundation talked about progress and obstacles to affirming human rights values | detail

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Pro bono and human rights protection

In Ukraine there are a large number of legal firms, yet only a few carry out pro bono projects and even less conduct such activities in the sphere of human rights protection | detail

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Human rights education conference in Kyiv

A conference was held on 29 and 30 October in Kyiv on “Development of human rights education in Ukraine”, initiated by the educational programme “We understand human rights” | detail

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International Film Festival Docudays UA hits the road

On 5 October 2009 the sixth Travelling Human Rights Film Festival Docudays UA began a tour which will enable the residents of more than 100 cities and populated areas to view the best films of world documentary film-making | detail

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Mothballs from the Human Rights Ombudsperson

On 24 June 2009 the Ombudsperson presented parliament with a her "annual report", the fifth in 11 years, which uses the results of monitoring on human rights in 2006-2007 | detail

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How long can you stand stil?

Volodymyr Yavorsky, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, answers questions regarding the human rights situation in 2008 | detail

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Freedom House: Democracy Suffers Dark Year in Former Communist States

Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new Freedom House study finds widespread declines in democracy from Central Europe to Eurasia, with Russia ranked as a consolidated authoritarian regime for the first time | detail

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Human Rights in Ukraine – 2008

The latest Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union report produced with the cooperation of 30 human rights organizations from all regions of Ukraine was made public today, 25 June 2009 in Kyiv. | detail

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UHHRU Declaration of Ethical Principles

At its annual general meeting on 1 April, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, which is made up of 24 Ukrainian human rights organizations, unanimously adopted the following Declaration of Ethical Principles. | detail

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