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14.12.2003

Torture against terrorism?

J. Schonbom, the Minister of Interior of the German lands Brandenburg, turned to citizens with the proposition to express their opinion on the adequate measures that may be applied by law-enforcing organs for fighting terrorism. | detail

Visits 1119
14.12.2003

Jump from the fourth floor.

A detained jumped out from the window of the fourth floor of the district precinct during his meeting with an advocate. He could not bear torture any longer. | detail

Visits 1364
13.12.2002

The Council of Europe published the reports on the periodic visits of the European Committee of preventing torture and cruel treatment in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

On 9 October the Council of Europe published in Strasbourg three reports on the periodic visits of the European Committee of preventing torture and cruel treatment in 1998, 1999 and 2001. These reports communicate that Ukrainian penitentiaries are overcrowded, beggarly and are dangerous concerning catching TB. | detail

Visits 1467
13.12.2002

Let everyone get what he deserves

The system of punishing administratively or criminally those law-enforcers, who brutally violate the laws, applying torture and degrading treatment is quite inadequate. The author shows in figures what a negligible proportion of claims and complaints result in a real punishment of the guilty. | detail

Visits 1401
13.12.2002

Who is afraid of the truth about beating in precincts?

The former minister of interior bragged: "I have now a very tough team, they will do everything I will order“. He is right: militia chiefs train their subordinates as bloodhounds. | detail

Visits 1559
13.12.2002

The number of complaints against militia has not diminished

The text confirms the heading describing some concrete cases of the illegal actions of law-enforcers. | detail

Visits 1344
13.12.2001

Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee: Ukraine.

The text of the document is presented. | detail

Visits 1392
13.12.2001

Ukraine got a bad mark in the UNO Human Rights Committee

Brief author’s remarks on the conclusions of the UNO Human Rights Committee on the fifth periodical report of Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1538
13.12.2001

Conclusions and Recommendations of the UNO Committee against Torture : Ukraine.

The text of the document is presented. | detail

Visits 1515
13.12.2001

Cruel torture is a routine in Ukraine.

The summary of the report of the Kharkov Group for human rights protection about torture in Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1421
13.12.2001

Against torture.

On 14-15 November 2001 the UNO Committee against torture reviewed the fourth periodic report of Ukraine on the measures for realizing the obligations of Ukraine according to the UNO Convention against torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. Along with the official report the Kharkiv Group for Human Rights protection prepared an independent report and two books ‘Against torture. Review of the information sources on cruel treatment and torture’ and ‘Against torture. International mechanisms on prevention of torture and cruel treatment’. Besides, the KG together with the Information Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine organized and held the seminar ‘European legislation on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and improvement of the Ukrainian law’ on 17-18 October in Kyiv. | detail

Visits 1498
12.12.2001

People perish of torture in Ukraine too

Visits 1354
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