Relatives of Katyń victims plan to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights
Among other complaints, they claim that the Russian authorities violated the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by not carrying out a proper investigation
The mass protest in Minsk against rigged elections through the eyes of one of the activists on October Square now facing persecution. Help her and Belarus by letting her voice be heard!
Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union calls for an end to the Repressions in Belarus
Ukrainian human rights activists call on Belarus to stop the arrests and crushing of opposition and the attack on the last legal human rights organization in the country
We protest against the tightening of control over civil society (Appeal from Russian non-governmental organizations)
As representatives of Russian nonprofit-making and non-governmental organizations, we wish to express our deep anxiety in connection with the consideration in the State Duma of the draft law “On introduction of amendments into some legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, aimed at toughening control over the institutions of civil society
Crime without punishment?
On the sixth anniversary of artillery strikes on innocent civilians in Chechnya, “Memorial” reminds us of the crucial role which the European Court of Human Rights can play in ensuring that such crimes do not go unanswered.
Human rights and legal awareness-raising in Sumy
The Sumy City Civic Organization “Pravozakhyst" ["Human rights protection"] has been active since 2001 in developing legal awareness and ensuring that people understand their rights and the law
The Luhansk information and education center for human rights
The Luhansk information and education center for human rights (http://www.jurlugansk.org) invite all those interested to visit their new website.
Russian communications operators will, from the beginning of 2006, have to provide the FSB with information on their clients
The Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Fradkov, has approved "Regulations of cooperation" between communication operators and authorized State bodies involved in investigative operations.
Reported plans afoot in Russia to widen control of the Internet
We have already reported on the Security Services plans for gaining control of the Russian segment of the Internet-space. We have now received information suggesting that there are plans to impose such control over the entire CIS!
Work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region
In connection with active discussion of patients rights in the recent numbers of the bulletin “Prava ludyny”, we want to propose to our readers the brief information about the work of the program “Hippocrates” in the Rivne region. We also want to tell about our successes and failures and to present our propositions aimed at development of human rights protection movement in the Rivne region
What is going on in Russia?
It is considered that people in our country are well-informed about what is happening in Russia. This stereotype is widespread as a result of the domination in Ukraine of Russian media outlets, which allegedly provide objective coverage of what is happening in the neighbouring State.
The Ukrainian choice
Special thematic festival of films, devoted to the problems of human rights, was conducted
Are Ukrainian mass media able to protect human rights?
Participants of the seminar for journalists “Human rights and freedoms and mechanism of their protection”, which was held on 18-24 March near Kyiv, tried to answer this question
Action for protection of rights of the detained was held in Sevatopol
Sevastopol human rights protectors organized an action for protection of rights of the detained.
Activists of Ukrainian human rights protecting organizations trained in Kharkiv
On 27-30 January the Fifth school of human rights for activists of Ukrainian human rights protecting organizations was held in Kharkiv. The School was organized by the Kharkiv group for human rights protection.
All-Ukrainian conference “Ethical principles of the third sector”.
On 29-30 September 2004 the conference “Ethical principles of the third sector” will be held in Kyiv. The goal of the conference is to sum up the results of the discussion of the draft of Declaration of ethical principles of the activities of organizations of civil society of Ukraine, which discussion is carried out now in all regions of Ukraine, and to create the efficient mechanism of joining of organizations to the Declaration of ethical principles.
Ukrainian Helsinki Union of human rights was registered
On 30 June the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered the all-Ukrainian Association of human rights protecting organizations “Ukrainian Helsinki Union of human rights”, which had been founded by 15 human rights protecting organizations.