Developing public journalism: advice for local media outlets
The role of the media in ensuring public awareness and participation in local self-government is outlined in this useful manual
Over the last year Ukrainians have become three times as likely to complain to human rights groups about the actions of law enforcement officers
This new interactive textbook "Human Rights and the Police", to be piloted in September, should provide practical guidance and training for future police officers on how to treat people they detain
“Candid Camera” for the police
Closed circuit cameras have been installed in one Kharkiv police station and could become a restraining factor in other police stations as well
Ukrainian police officer sentenced for shooting a young activist in the back
A Kyiv court convicted Viktor Sych of "professional negligence" and handed down a four-year suspended sentence
Extended meeting held in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine
While certain violations involving torture and ill-treatment are noticeably absent from this official press release, some violations of civil rights are fully acknowledged
“The Police and Human Rights”: A Seminar on teaching human rights in Internal Affairs educational institutes
A valuable educational initiative aimed at ensuring that from their first day on the job, law enforcement personnel know that human rights are not expendable, and that the aim NEVER justifies some means
The Ministry of Internal Affairs is implementing a Ukrainian “Miranda rule”
More details on the positve move which should help protect the rights of individuals detained by law enforcement bodies
First Meeting of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Public council for the Observance of Human Rghts
On 28 December the first sitting of the newly created Ministry of Internal Affairs Public council for the Observance of Human Rghts was held.
The work of the police is becoming more open to public control
On 29 November 2005 the first spot check of a mobile group, created by order of Yu.ry Lutsenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, for control over the observance by police of the standards of human rights, was carried out in the Chernihiv region
Law-enforcing organs, courts, penitentiary organs and other power organs live for charitable contributions, that is official bribes
An interesting paradox situation has formed in Ukraine, when bribery among officials is tightly connected with the official “bribery” of power organs in the form of getting charitable contributions for their special funds. Such officially established system of state bribing is inadmissible, and its liquidation should become the first step toward extermination of corruption in our country
Actions of law-enforcers during the soccer match “Dynamo” (Kyiv) – “Shakhtar” (Donetsk) were lawful
“The service check did not confirm the statement that the militiamen violated the operating law by their actions. The information on the allegedly existing order about the beating of fans was not confirmed too”. The official response of the PR department of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine accompanied with the commentary of the “Prava ludyny” editorial board
Ukrainian Helsinki Union of human rights: Open letter to the Minister of Interior
The appeal on unlawful actions of militia regarding the viewers at the soccer match “Dynamo” – “Shakhtar” on 29 May 2005 in Kyiv
Is militia with people? (Open letter to Minister of Interior of Ukraine Yu. Lutsenko)
The Kharkiv Regional Department of the Ministry of Interior informed the KhG about the results of check of the information published on the site “Maydan”, which concerned the violations of operating laws by officers of law-enforcing organs. Co-chairman of the KhG Evhen Zakharov has serious doubts as to impartiality of this check.
Educational-practical seminar «Organization of work of special militia establishments in the sphere of guard and convoy of the detained and arrested persons»
The seminar was conducted on 31 January in Zhytomir.
Militia of Zakarpatska oblast violates laws, reckon the representatives of the profile Parliamentary committee
The events in Mukachevo that took place in the end of 2003 and the beginning of 2004 became the object of consideration at the sitting of the Supreme Rada Committee in charge of the legislative provision of law-enforcement activities.
Prosecutor of the Crimea made public the data on the struggle with the «uniformed turnskins»