“Article 19” to monitor the situation with environmental information in Ukraine
The “Article 19” project sets out to discover from local journalists how easy it is for them to work with environmental topics and information in Lviv and what problems they encounter when gathering environmental information
UN: Ukraine endangered by toxic waste
The UN Special Rapporteur believes that Ukraine urgently needs to to limit the quantity of toxic and dangerous products and wastes present on the territory of Ukraine and to take “all the necessary measures to put an end to any further import”
Environmentalists disturbed by plans to build a storage area for nuclear waste
The coordinator of the Ukrainian National Environmental Centre believes that the plans will increase the risk of accidents, and comments that the government did not consult the public on this issue and is effectively satisfying the wishes of only “Energoatom” and American businesspeople.
Notes from the “Tashlyk” tour, or National places of significance and civil rights sacrificed to energy independence
An area of vital cultural and historic significance, as well as of unique natural beauty is being flagrantly – and irrevocably! - sacrificed in order to build the Tashlyk Hydro Accumulating Power Station – to obtain more and more energy, instead of learning not to squander it
Yet another environmentally dangerous project
Environment protection groups in Ukraine have only today learned that a plan for building a Kaniv Hydro-Accumulating Power Station has appeared on the official list of projects of the BRD Reconstruction, after “public hearings” were apparently held unbeknown to the public
Crimean environmentalists hail victory
Thanks to the concerted efforts of the public, the media and his own representatives in the Crimea, President Yushchenko has cancelled a Decree creating an environmentally disastrous transport and industrial complex
Whos 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 ...
Russia plans to extradite to Uzbekistan 13 people suspected of involvement in the events at Andijon
The Prosecutor General has formally announced the decision to extradite the men who have all received mandate refugee status from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Triumph of vested interests
A Lviv court has refused to suspend the building works on Market Square until the merits are considered, and it is unclear when the review will take place. The ruling is to be appealed
Ukraines Ministry of Justice considers the deportation of Uzbek nationals illegal
Human rights activists have FINALLY received an honest response from a state body. Congratulations due to the Ministry of Justice, but all the more reason to continue demanding the truth and a guarantee that no other asylum seekers will face deportation
Human rights activists demand that Yushchenko apologise for the deportation of Uzbek asylum seekers
Somebody had to come out first on Maidan
An impassioned reminder to us all about those who came out onto Maidan in Soviet times and who, with their courage and refusal to be cowered, "created a civic society and laid the foundations for independence"
Head of the Presidents Administration acknowledges that the ten Uzbeks were deported at Karimovs request and with procedural violations
Another version of events from Ukrainian official sources on the recent deportation of Uzbek asylum seekers
“Only you are unfailing, betrayal …”
A critical analysis of the various and all inept ways the Ukrainian authorities are still continuing to refuse to accept responsibility for their grave violation of human rights in deporting Uzbek asylum seekers.
Today it is the rights of Uzbek refugees that are violated: tomorrow it will be civil rights!
Open letter and appeal from Uzbek political refugees in Ukraine
Feeble excuses appease nobody
The Ukrainian authorities need to provide adequate answers and serious guarantees, and not confine themselves to unconvincing attempts at deflecting criticism
The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) takes responsibility for the recent deportation of refugees
The pressing questions of Ukrainian and international human rights organizations remain, however, unanswered
NOT FORGOTTEN! More on the Uzbek asylum seekers
In the absence of any adequate response from official figures, a call on civic organizations to take the initiative in investigating the recent deportation of asylum seekers and ensuring it never happens again