A former policeman Viacheslav Baryshevskyi spent 2 years in a pretrial detention centre waiting for a trial. Ukrainian judges were slow to consider his case. Neither did they consider it necessary to release him.
On April 8, 2015, the International Roma Day, representatives of non-governmental organizations urged authorities to pay attention to the problems of the displaced Roma. Statistics show that they are one of the most vulnerable categories of people living in Ukraine. This community, being one of the most discriminated social groups even in peacetime, is now subjected to double discrimination.
Violations of human rights are more frequent now, in the state of military conflict, and freedom of expression is one of them. Justifying its law initiative aimed at curtailing the freedom of speech by information aggression, the government continues its attempts to impose censorship. It brings a threat to democratic development of Ukraine. This is why the 3rd International Contest "Stop Censorship! Citizens for free countries" will be held under the slogan of Euromaidan “Human rights first”.
We would like to offer you the Briefer#6 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for March 2015 issued within USAID Human Rights in Action Program.
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
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.
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.
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.
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