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.
In memory of Oksana Popovich
On 22 May 2004 Oksana Popovich, a member of the national-liberation movement, a member of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, died in Ivano-Frankivsk.
Against torture. Review of messages on torture and cruel treatment in Ukraine (June 2001 – December 2002) / Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
On the work of public reception office of the Kharkov group for human rights protection in 2003
Some facts and figures.
Appeal of the Kharkov group for human rights protection
The appeal to President Leonid Kuchma in the connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On introduction of changes into some legislative acts of Ukraine”. The human rights protectors believe that this law endangers the right for information, groundlessly restricts the freedom of expression and contradicts the interests of the society and the Ukrainian state as a whole.
New know-how in the sphere of protection of human rights and freedoms.
Tatiana Montian, as well as the numerous spectators, was not admitted to public consideration of her case without judges permission.
Commentaries to the draft of Criminal-Procedural Code of Ukraine presented for the second reading in the Supreme Rada
The authors of the article analyzed the draft and drew the conclusion that the Draft contradicted the Constitution and international obligations of Ukraine, in particular, in the parts that concern the penetration to dwelling, presumption of innocence, detention of the suspected, terms of their holding in custody before the official accusation, during the pre-trial investigation and trial.
Draft of the Criminal-Procedural Code of Ukraine contradicts the standards of the Council of Europe.
The public hearings “Human rights and fundamental freedoms in the draft of the Criminal-Procedural Code of Ukraine” were held on 12 May in Kyiv. The majority of the participants mentioned the considerable number of drawbacks of the draft, which drawbacks created the auspicious conditions for systematic, uncontrolled and arbitrary violations of rights and fundamental freedoms of common citizens.
Mukachevo: Ukrainian ombudsperson demands to restore the rights of teachers and medics dismissed for their political views.
Ombudsperson Nina Karpacheva directed to President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma the appeal “On violation of the right for labor of the workers of budget establishments of the town of Mukachevo because of political views”.
Human rights in Ukraine: annual report of Amnesty International for 2003.
The report states the situation in Ukraine did not improve during the part year.
Larisa Bogoraz has died
On 6 April 2004 in Moscow Larisa Bogoraz, a well-known Russian human rights protector, has died. The biography of L. Bogoraz is presented to “Prava ludyny” readers.
Situation in preliminary prisons and improper financing of penitentiaries may bring to unpredicted deplorable consequences
Violations of the Constitutional rights of citizens and the demands of the laws concerning the material, medical and sanitary provision of convicts in preliminary prisons are systematic. This depressing conclusion was made after a check conducted by the prosecutors office.
Open appeal of the Institute “Respublika” to MPs of Ukraine
The Institute “Respublika” appeals to the MPs of Ukraine: do not approve the Presidents law draft “On assemblies, meetings, street marches and demonstrations”, because it violates the fundamental human rights and freedoms and contradicts Article 39 of the Ukrainian Constitution!
Local “major Melnichenko” was found in Chortkiv
A deputy of the Chortkiv town council was driven out from the plenary sitting for the attempt to make ther audio record of the sitting.
An article can cost 2100 hryvnas to the newspaper “Lubimy gorod”
The newspaper published the information about the disgraceful style of work of the Severodonetsk multi-field hospital. Now, according to court decision, the edition must refute this information and pay 2100 hryvnas to the claimant.
Journalists conquered the transnational corporation!
The Appeal court of Kyiv issued the Resolution, by which it cancelled the decision of the Darnitsa district court of Kyiv on the collection of 238500 hryvnas from the newspaper “Golos Ukrainy” and the same sum from journalist Sergiy Lavreniuk in favor of the oil company “TNK-Ukraina-Invest”.