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

Too soon to talk of an end to monitoring

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Monitoring Committee Co-rapporteur, Hanne Severinsen believes it would be premature to draw conclusions about stopping monitoring the situation in Ukraine | detail

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Prosecutor takes Donetsk Regional Council to court over Russian “regional language” status

The Prosecutor states that the decision over regional status is not within the competence of the Regional Council and is in contravention of the Constitution | detail

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75 percent of Strasbourg’s judgments against Ukraine are over non-enforcement of Ukrainian court rulings

A sum of over 9,270 million UH was paid in connection with such judgments awarding compensation for moral and material damages in 2006 | detail

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Training seminar in Kharkiv for lawyers and judges on applying judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

The seminar focused on judgments of the Court concerning Articles 3 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights in Ukrainian court practice | detail

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Ukraine in fourth place out of 46 European countries in number of claims to the European Court of Human Rights

Our 6,800 applications are only outdone by Russians, Turks and Romanians. The real deluge of compensation payments has not begun since Moscow, peeved by some negative judgments issued by the Court, is now blocking attempts to speed up procedure. | detail

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Draft laws on the functioning in Ukraine of regional and minority languages need revision

The Committee on Foreign Affairs has recommended that the Verkhovna Rada rework various draft laws which it says run counter to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages | detail

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Anti-Corruption Network stresses the need for Ukraine’s anti-corruption legislation to be brought into conformity with European standards

Ukraine has virtually not carried out the Anti-Corruption Network’s recommendations on amendments to Ukrainian legislation as regards international anti-corruption standards | detail

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Myroslava Gongadze threatens to take the Ministry of Justice to court

Georgy Gongadze’s widow points out that the European Court found that the Ukrainian authorities had not provided a thorough and effective investigation capable of leading to the identification and punishment of those responsible for the deprivation of life, and she is therefore demanding that the Ministry of Justice revoke its recent decision to close implementation proceedings over the case since the effective remedy has yet to be provided | detail

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Strasbourg confirms that interception orders must have a time-limit

The European Court of Human Rights has bound Ukraine to pay two residents of Poltava one thousand EURO each for violation of their right to privacy of correspondence. | detail

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European Court of Human Rights finds against Ukraine over conditions of detention

Another Court judgment deems the conditions in SIZO to constitute inhuman and degrading treatment, and points out that the problems are of a structural nature. | detail

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The Government is full of praise while nongovernmental organizations criticize

Volodymyr Yavorsky from the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reports on the Warsaw OSCE Conference and how Ukraine is implementing its human-rights-related commitments | detail

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Three Chamber judgments from the European Court of Human Rights against Ukraine

Two cases reiterated that lack of funds are no excuse for not implementing court orders awarding compensation, and the third found a violation to Article 3 prohibiting inhuman or degrading treatment | detail

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New demands and new procedure

More on the Ministry of Justice’s new procedure for ensuring that normative legal acts comply with the European Convention on Human Rights | detail

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The Compliance test

Normative legal acts will be checked for their conformity with the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms | detail

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Ukrainian journalist wins his case in Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights found Ukraine guilty of having violated Mr Lyashko’s right to freedom of speech | detail

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Council of Europe puts Ukrainian separatists in their place

According to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, only central authorites are empowered to grant regional language status, whatever local authorities in Ukraine may think | detail

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During two next years the number of the cases in the European Court of human rights, in which Ukraine would lose to common citizens, can increase tenfold and reach two thousand.

“This would happen if Ukraine would not change her legislation, which still contains the norms that violate human rights”, stated Minister of Justice of Ukraine Oleksandr Lavrynovich. | detail

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Ukraine moved from the 1st to 6th place by the number of citizens’ claims to the European Court of human rights.

However, the number of claims against Ukraine, which contain the formal features for their consideration by the European Court, increases. | detail

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