Blind Woman Won Lawsuit against Capital Tenant Builder

Visually handicapped person of the first category, Kyiv citizen H. P., won a lawsuit against the construction firm “Capital Realty Ltd.” which fraudulently aimed at selling her the partially constructed apartment


The European Court Commenced the Trial in the Case of Violent Abduction and Murder of People in Donbas

In this case, an issue of responsibility of Russia for separatists’ acts in the ATO area is raised for the first time. The case integrates 5 cases containing, in particular, complaints regarding freedom from torture, illegal capture and infringement of the right to life.


The Occupiers from the So-Called DNR/LNR Force Defendants to Waive Public Defenders

As it has become known to the UHHRU from its own sources, the system of free legal assistance in the occupied territories has completely ceased functioning.


Human Rights Defenders: Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers No.79 Steps on the Rights of the Displaced Persons

USAID program «Human Rights in Effect», being introduced by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, conducted the press-conference concerning the adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of the Discrimination Regulation No. 79 on March 4, 2015 touching upon the questions on formalization and issuance of the Registration Certificates for persons displaced from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine or ATO areas.


How Are Decisions of UNO Committees Executed in Ukraine?

Summing up, a conclusion can be drawn about the lack of efficient mechanism of UN Committees’ decisions enforcement in Ukraine, which often causes the actual defiance of decisions made by these international agencies.


UHHRU Briefer #5 for February 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program


Report on the results of monitoring visit of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Right Union / Centre for Civil Liberties to the places of relocation of people who left the ATO zone (City of Odesa and Odesa Region)

Purpose of a visit: assessment of the situation in the field of children’s rights, gathering of facts about the crimes committed against children who were in the ATO zone and displaced to the safer regions (involvement in hostilities, abuse, forcing them to work, etc.).


Human Rights Defenders: Zhovten Cinema May Be Not the Last Victim of Hate Crimes

Human rights defenders assert: numerous questions arise with respect to Zhovten Cinema arson investigation. In particular, there is a question why law enforcers are not willing to recognize the obvious: the crime has been committed on the basis of hatred. And, probably, not just the detainees, but also a specific organization which won’t stop at this arson, stand behind it.
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Open appeal of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union regarding the creation of a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry

On Sunday 27 January 2013 a general meeting was held to form a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry. This resulted in twenty five of the 35 representatives of civic institutions allowed to the meeting, among them a member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union being elected.


Human rights organizations speak out on sentencing of Yulia Tymoshenko

Human rights organizations have on many occasions expressed concern regarding the political grounds for the criminal prosecution of former government officials. On 11 October the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv issued its verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko, sentencing her to seven years imprisonment over the signing of gas accords with Russia.


On Flagrant Violation of Freedom of Expression in Kharkiv

On 13 September 2011 three Kharkiv TV companies – ATN, Fora and ATVC – were simultaneously removed from air. All three are engaged in independent journalist activities and regularly broadcast criticism of the local authorities and various State bodies. The simultaneous silencing under various pretexts of these three TV companies makes it impossible to doubt the political commissioning of the move.
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