Fund of legal aid was created in Ukraine
The main goal of the Fund is the protection of most vulnerable layers of society and reforming of the higher juridical education, which implies the change of outlook and principles of work of young lawyers and students of law.
To live to see the rehabilitation
“The situation with rehabilitation of the victims of political repressions, which has formed in Ukraine, is undetermined and unjust to the victims of the repressions”, reads the joint press release of the Council of Ukrainian human rights protecting organizations and the Kharkov group for human rights protection. The press release was presented in the framework of public discussion of the law drafts on rehabilitation of the victims of repressions.
Appeal of the participants of public hearings on the Law “On rehabilitation of the victims of political repressions in Ukraine”.
The participants of the public hearings turned to the Supreme Rada of Ukraine with the appeal to consider, as soon as possible, the drafts of the Law “On rehabilitation of the victims of political repressions in Ukraine”.
Position of the Kharkov group for human rights protection on introduction of changes into the laws on rehabilitation of political prisoners
Co-chairpersons of the Group E. Zakharov and I. Rapp state the position of the KhG and present the analysis of the existing drafts and their propositions on this question.
On the work of public reception office of the Kharkov group for human rights protection in 2003
Some facts and figures.
Privileges envisaged by laws must be granted
Communal services do not want to observe the law «On social and legal protection of servicemen and their families», according to which parents and other members of families of servicemen, who perished, died, disappeared or became invalids during the army service, get the 50% discount for the payments for dwelling and communal services
Results of the monitoring of the quality of spring recruiting campaign-2003
The quality of the recruiting campaigns did not improve: 80% of young soldiers from Kharkov and the Kharkov oblast are not ready for army service.
Appeal of soldiers mothers of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine, the Supreme Rada of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ukraine: EU Should Press for Rights Commitments at Summit
(New York, October 7, 2003) — European Union leaders should use todays summit with Ukraine to secure concrete human rights commitments from the Ukrainian government, Human Rights Watch said today.
Monitoring and protection of the freedom of the press and other human rights and freedoms in Ukraine
The review of the intermediate results of the USA Embassy project "Human rights and the freedom of the press" for March-August 2003 (the report at the conference on 18 September)
Ambassador John Herbst Opening Remarks.
The speech delivered by the Ambassador at the conference.
Conference “The freedom of speech and human rights in Ukraine – 2003”
A brief report about the conference "The freedom of speech and human rights in Ukraine - 2003" that was held on 18-19 September in Kyiv.
The vicious circle
Why unhealthy recruits are enlisted to the army? The analysis of some normative acts concerning the conscription.
Who is the guilty?
Another case of dedovshchina occurred in one of military units of the Kharkov oblast. A young soldier got hard injuries. The accused was condemned to the service in disciplinary battalion, and several officers of the unit were disciplinary punished or dismissed. The article is supplemented with "Prava ludyny" commentary about the general situation in the Ukrainian army and the reasons of this situation.