Russia continues its carnage, flouting binding order from ECHR to stop bombing civilians in Ukraine
Russia is flouting a direct and unequivocal order from the European Court of Human Rights and s continuing its horrific carnage and terror against Ukrainians
With Russia waging war against Ukraine, ask Zelensky why he wants impunity for war criminals
The President will be holding his ‘press marathon’ on 26 November. Somebody should ask why he is breaching the Constitution, ignoring calls from victims of war crimes, Ukrainian & international NGOs prolonging impunity for war crimes
Why was the list of candidates for the position of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights from Ukraine rejected?
The national competition did not meet the requirements of the Council of Europe, and the rejection of the list of candidates was expected, as in 2019. The recommendations are given on what needs to be done for the third competition to be successful.
New bill on the Security Service is in breach of Ukraine"s Constitution and human rights standards
While important progress has been achieved in the planned reform of Ukraine’s SBU, some of the powers still envisaged are inconceivable in a democracy, while some are more than in many authoritarian states
Why is President Zelensky prolonging impunity for war crimes in occupied Crimea and Donbas?
It is simply absurd and now Zelensky’s fault that after over 7 years of Russia’s undeclared war, Ukraine’s laws should make it so difficult to prosecute for war crimes
Crucial victory for Ukraine in ECHR case against Russia over Crimea
It took frustratingly long to get there, but the European Court of Human Rights has effectively determined that Russia is an occupying state and has paved the way for multiple judgements over its violations of human rights in occupied Crimea
Expert opinion (Amicus Curiae) on the application and interpretation of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in criminal proceeding № 52017000000000361
KHPG submits the full text of the Amicus Curiae, prepared by two Ukrainian and two Polish experts, sent to the European Court for consideration in the case of lifting the immunity of former MP Heorhiy Logvynsky, which follows from the immunity of his wife Hanna Yudkivska, a judge of the European Court of Human Rights.
Decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concerning access to health care and conditions of detention in Ukrainian prisons: urgent action is needed (Press release)
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) and European Prison Litigation Network (EPLN) welcome the robust decision taken today by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CM) regarding systemic problems in Ukrainian prisons.
Important move by ECHR merges Dutch case against Russia over MH17 with Ukraine’s case over aggression in Donbas
The European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber has decided to combine Ukraine’s interstate case against the Russian Federation over its actions in eastern Ukraine with two other cases, most importantly, that brought by the Netherlands against Russia over the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17
ECHR issues crucial judgement against Russia over secret witnesses used to jail Crimean Tatar political prisoners
The European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia violated the right to a fair trial of three men because of the unwarranted use of ‘secret witnesses’ to convict them
Perpetrators of Crimes Against Prisoners in Eastern Ukraine Must be Held Accountable
FIDH and its partner organisation in Ukraine, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG), submitted a 100-page Article 15 Communication to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the crimes committed against detainees trapped in prisons seized and controlled by anti-government forces in Eastern Ukraine.
Accountability for Crimes Committed in Eastern Ukraine: Q&A on FIDH-KHPG’s Article 15 Communication to the ICC
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its partner organisation in Ukraine the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) an Article 15 Communication on war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in prisons seized and controlled by anti-government forces in Eastern Ukraine. On this occasion, our organisations publish a Q&A addressing the reasons behind this submission, the main findings and our main requests.
After 7 years, Ukraine takes first step towards punishing for war crimes
Almost seven years after Russia began its aggression against Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has passed, in its first reading, draft bill 2689 enabling punishment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including crimes that Russia is trying to claim fall under the Minsk Accords’ commitment on an amnesty
Deportation of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners to prisons in Russia is a war crime
By imprisoning virtually all Crimean political prisoners in Russia, often thousands of kilometres from their homes, The Russian occupiers are not only persecuting Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians for their religious or political views, or for their civic activism, but are devastating the lives of entire families
After 6 years of Russian aggression, Ukraine’s legislators think ‘it’s not the right time’ to punish war crimes
Former hostages tortured by Russian-controlled Donbas militants have added their voices to demands that Verkhovna Rada deputies finally pass a bill on fighting war crimes and crimes against humanity
6 years of Russian aggression and war criminals whom Ukraine cannot prosecute
? Ukrainian human rights groups and former hostages with chilling stories of torture and other crimes are calling on Ukrainian MPs to adopt a draft law No. 2689 that can put an end to virtual impunity for war criminals.
Letter from the Registrar of ECtHR to the Government’s Agent before the ECtHR
We are publishing a letter from the Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Roderick Liddell, in response to a request from the Government’s Agent before the ECtHR, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Ivan Lishchyna. This letter was declassified by the ECtHR and received at the request of a lawyer.
The New Trial: Kafkaesque Punishment for Cooperation with the ECtHR
By Prof Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool), Editor-in-Chief of the European Convention on Human Rights Law Review.
Dictatorship law that could force Poland out of the EU brings thousands out in protest
Thousands of Polish citizens in 160 cities took to the streets on Wednesday evening to protest against a draft law aimed at crushing judicial independence in Poland and at silencing and / or punishing judges
Russia tells ECHR that it didn’t annex Crimea & accuses Ukraine & West of ‘fake evidence”
Russia’s attempts to twist the factual details of its annexation of Crimea and human rights violations were emphatically rejected on 11 September during the public hearings in the Case of Ukraine vs. Russia re Crimea at the European Court of Human Rights