Who is corruption good for?
A package of anti-corruption draft laws is scheduled for consideration at the Verkhovna Rada session on 18 October. Then we shall see whether the deputies can rise above their narrow political interests and will have an answer to the question in the title of this article.
Save the office of Human Rights Ombudsperson!
Nina Karpachovas "resume is an incredible and convincing illustration of the devaluation of the moral principles of the present power elite, of the double standards with which the so-called “democratic” leaders try to measure the most fundamental concept for civilized nations of “human rights”.
“You just need a cradle and the babies will come!”
The author looks at the recent rollercoaster movements in Ukrainian politics, taking a harsh view of losses and failures, while affirming the values and the ongoing power of Maidan which lie deeper than politicians games and slogans
Bugged rocks or how our peace is protected by the prosecutors office, the Security Service and the au-thorities as a whole
The Ukrainian Civic Forum is demanding that Nina Karpachova be dismissed from the position of Human Rights Ombudsperson.
An Open Appeal stressing the vital importance of restoring public confidence in the independence and impartiality of this important office
THE TARAS ZELENYAK CASE: AN ATTEMPT AT ANALYSIS
A careful analysis of the case of the Novosibirsk man charged with inciting emnity towards Russians on a Ukrainian forum has brought to light some highly interesting details
Religious freedom and the right of peaceful assembly violated in the Luhansk region
The Ivanivka Settlement Council has banned a concert of Christian songs near the settlement club under a ban on “any activities of totalitarian sects”
On openness of the authorities and human rights in Kharkiv and the region in 2005-2006
A summary of the main features of the report just published by KHPG. the "Maidan" Alliance and the civic organization "Vsesvit"
New demands and new procedure
More on the Ministry of Justices new procedure for ensuring that normative legal acts comply with the European Convention on Human Rights
Officials think up another classification stamp for making normative acts secret
When the public proves that the stamps being used to hide normative acts are illegal, the authorities could change their ways. Some unfortunately prefer to change the words
Ogulsapar Muradova has died in a Turkmenistan prison
The Radio Svoboda Correspondent was sentenced in August to 6 years imprisonment together with two human rights activists in a case that provoked outrage from human rights organizations
KHPG consultants ever more in demand
On the work of the public reception centre of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group in the first 6 months of 2006
Ever more graves of the victims of Stalinism
There may be many more mass graves on Ukrainian territory, but access to the NKVD archives in Moscow is now needed and that road is closed to Ukrainian researchers
Vandals desecrate the memorial graves at Sandarmokh in Karelia
The Sandarmokh Clearing in Karelia holds the unnamed graves of around 12,000 victims of the Terror, including more than 1100 Ukrainians from the Solovky Embarkation
Human rights group calls for public councils to work on reforming the ailing health service
The Kharkiv Working Group of the International Society for Human Rights Ukrainian Section has issued a statement regarding the need for work in the area of health care
The MIA has taken on board the UHHRU s calls for a simpler procedure for registering cars
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union had pointed out that vehicle registration on the basis of registration at ones place of residence infringes certain constitutional rights.
Xeroxed medical certificates?
Human beings are so difficult - they cant even be ill in accordance with centralized medical certificate issue quotas
Tuberculosis and overcrowding in holding facilities and penal institutions
Prisoners are held in overcrowded cells, and only this year have people suffering from tuberculosis started receiving proper treatment, and then not all of them
Ukrainian Civic Forum created
An association of civic networks and organizations from different regions of Ukraine which have formed one network to work together in the interests of civic society. They extend an invitation to all who support the enclosed Declaration to join them