Main Trends in human rights aria 2014 (VIDEO engl)

Main Trends in human rights aria 2014 (VIDEO engl)



UHHRU Briefer #4 for January 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer#4 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for January 2015 issued within Human Rights in Action Program supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


What are Plans Accepted by the State to Repay Debts under the Court Decisions in 2015?

For the purpose of obeying the Law of Ukraine “On State Guarantees on Court Decisions Enforcement” having been criticized by experts because of its defiance. On September 3 this year the Government of Ukraine enacted the Regulation No. 440 “On Establishing the Procedure for Repaying Debts under the Court Decisions Guaranteed to Be Satisfied by the State” to enforce the Law provisions.


New Victims Subjected to Discrimination by the National Bank of Ukraine

Human rights defenders state that the regulatory documents issued by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) divided people from the Crimea into three groups: the ones residing in the Crimea, internally displaced people and citizens having left the peninsula and residing in mainland Ukraine still having the Crimean residential registration. The challenges faced by people from the third group are caused by the short-sighted policy implemented by the NBU and are impossible to be settled because of inadequacy of the legislation in force.


Does the State Plan to Redeem Debts under the Court Decisions in 2015?

In order to implement the Law of Ukraine “On State Guarantees on Court Decisions Enforcement”, which received criticism among experts upon its adoption due to its actual non-compliance, and to enforce provisions of this Law, on September 3 of this year the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Resolution No. 440 “On Approval of Procedure for Debt Redemption under the Court Decisions, Enforcement of Which is Guaranteed by the State”.


The Struggle for Recovery of Benefits to Widows of Rivne Military Servicemen: The First Results

The problems with state support of the military survivors have not arisen since the beginning of the ATO in Ukraine, and mass media continually reports about that. In fact the military survivors faced them earlier.


Why Did Almost Third of Donetsk and Lugansk Residents Support the Separatists? Human Rights Activists’ Point of View

Human rights activists claim that the major contribution to the conflict that arose in Regions of Donetsk and Lugansk was made by the representatives of the administrative, legal and local governmental authorities. The created system of labour and land exploitation in Donbas, which was fully controlled by the Ukrainian oligarchs, has transformed into nothing but a form of neo-feudalism. These conditions led to the deterioration of the public administration system together with industrial and social structure.


Human Rights Activists along with the Representatives of the Ombudsman Inspect the Respect for the Rights of Children and Check the Information on the Holding of Hostages in the ATO


New Legislative Initiatives with regard to Joining the International Criminal Court are a Chance for Justice in Ukraine

People’s deputies are to support the initiative with regard to the collection of signatures and the soonest registration of the draft law on amending the Constitution of Ukraine that will enable Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute and become a member of the International Criminal Court, the human right activist organizations including Amnesty International, Euromaydan SOS and Public Freedoms Centre have announced today during the press conference held in Kyiv.
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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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