News on the topic: human rights in Ukraine

Human rights activists: At least 114 people killed, 27 missing in Kyiv Euromaidan protests

20.02.2015 Human rights activists: At least 114 people killed, 27 missing in Kyiv Euromaidan protests

At least 114 people were killed and 27 more are still considered missing as a result of the Euromaidan protests held in Kyiv November 2013 and February 2014.

Ukraine: Deter grave crimes by joining ICC

20.02.2015 Ukraine: Deter grave crimes by joining ICC

International and national civil society calls for immediate ratification of Rome Statute to ensure accountability for grave crimes

Ukraine: One year after EuroMaydan protests, justice denied for victims of violence

18.02.2015 Ukraine: One year after EuroMaydan protests, justice denied for victims of violence

A deeply imbedded culture of impunity, lack of expertise and in some cases, deliberate obstruction, are denying justice to the hundreds of victims of police abuses during the EuroMaydan protests in Ukraine, says Amnesty International in a new briefing on the first anniversary of the protest.

ICC/Ukraine: Escalation of violence confirms that concrete action is badly needed

27.01.2015 ICC/Ukraine: Escalation of violence confirms that concrete action is badly needed

The recent escalation of violence in East Ukraine only highlights the urgent need for Ukraine to fulfill its commitments and ratify the Rome Statute as well as recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes committed after February 2014, said FIDH and its partner organization in Ukraine, the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) upon returning from an advocacy mission to Kyiv last week.

UN: 4,707 people killed since beginning of conflict in eastern Ukraine

16.12.2014 UN: 4,707 people killed since beginning of conflict in eastern Ukraine

The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in its eighth monthly report said that 4,707 people were killed since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in mid-April, and 10,322 people were injured during the same period.

Welcome to new Human Rights House in Chernihiv

27.11.2014 Welcome to new Human Rights House in Chernihiv

Another Human Rights House has been opened in Chernihiv, Ukraine, to become a focal point for human rights defenders from different regions of the country. Among its founders are public organizations from Uzhhorod, Crimea, Luhansk and Chernihiv.

Amnesty International made a report about the Summary killings during the conflict in eastern Ukraine

20.10.2014 Amnesty International made a report about the Summary killings during the conflict in eastern Ukraine

Amnesty International representation in Ukraine, presented the report "Summary killings during the conflict in eastern Ukraine" on October 20.

Donbass refugees started getting less aid during “ceasefire”

02.10.2014 Donbass refugees started getting less aid during “ceasefire”

With the approach of winter the volunteers who assist displaced persons from Donbass are getting more concerns. People were leaving their native towns in the summer, so many of them don't have clothes and footwear for the cold season. This was reported to RFE/RL by a representative of the initiative “Vostok-SOS” Konstyantyn Reutsky.

Document - Ukraine: No amnesty for torture committed by either side in the conflict

24.09.2014 Document - Ukraine: No amnesty for torture committed by either side in the conflict

Ukraine: No amnesty for torture committed by either side in the conflict An amnesty bill passed by the Ukrainian parliament on 16 September 2014 and expected to be signed into law by President Petro Poroshenko soon, should not become a vehicle for denying the right of victims to justice.

Ice Bucket Challenge: members of HRC “Viasna” support “Vostok-SOS” (video)

12.09.2014 Ice Bucket Challenge: members of HRC “Viasna” support “Vostok-SOS” (video)

Representatives of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” take part in a charitable flash-mob in support of the activities of the Ukrainian initiative “Vostok-SOS”.

7 journalists got killed and 265 cases of beating registered in Ukraine

12.09.2014 7 journalists got killed and 265 cases of beating registered in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the year, the Institute of Mass Information (Ukraine) registered 7 cases of killings of journalists in Ukraine, 265 cases of beatings and attacks on journalists, 119 facts of creating obstacles to lawful professional activities of journalists and 120 cases of censorship.

“The danger is that many civil society leaders may not return to Donetsk”

08.09.2014 “The danger is that many civil society leaders may not return to Donetsk”

In his interview to the Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Serhiy Tkachenko, head of the Donetsk regional organization of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, one of the most respected NGOs in the region, told how the civil field was cleared-up in the region, why separatism mastered the minds of the population and what steps should be taken by the civil society while returning the region to normal life.

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement

08.09.2014 Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement

Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said today. The organisation accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.

Serhiy Tkachenko: not to hold Parliamentary elections in Donetsk region is worse than to hold them

05.09.2014 Serhiy Tkachenko: not to hold Parliamentary elections in Donetsk region is worse than to hold them

In early June, after the observation of the presidential election, all Donetsk regional branch of the All-Ukrainian public organization "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" was forced to leave the region through a real threat to the personal safety of employees.

UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

05.09.2014 UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

The entire world has witnessed the armed invasion by the Russian Federation of Ukrainian territory. At first, with the use of Russian Federation forces the Crimea was seized and annexed. In order to conceal this crime Russia used quasi-legal justification in the form of a referendum in the Crimea on March 16 2014, in breach of Ukraine’s Constitution.

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