The Without Borders Project has issued a statement in which it notes that the Equality March has been declared a human rights event demanding that members of Ukraineís LGBT community are assured equal rights and opportunities. At the present time, its organizers are running up against threats from radical opponents, as well as problems agreeing a time and place for the march with the Kyiv City State Administration [KCSA].
Arkady Bushchenko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is one of the finalists for the legal prize awarded to the best lawyers of the year.
The State is not capable of ensuring proper education; socialization and rehabilitation for children in institutions and therefore many of those leaving school orphanages cannot adapt in society and quite often become potential candidates for adult institutions.
As part of the events linked with the Nationwide Legal Aid Day on 23 May 2013, a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday looked at issues and prospects for the development of pro bono in Ukraine.
UHHRU was informed of this by the Head of the Pardoning Department within the Presidentís Administration, I. Kozlov. The arguments given included the level of seriousness of the offence committed, as well as the fact that she had not served a large part of the sentence imposed.
They say that they have bad experience and warn that similar events took place in Belarus in 2011 with these leading to the effective dissolution of an independent bar in the country.
New Internal Regulations for isolation units [SIZO] of Ukraineís State Penal Service were adopted by the Justice Ministry in March. The human rights organization, Donetsk Memorial has carried out an analysis of this new normative document and finds that it does not comply with many human rights standards, both domestic and international.
In the near future Ukrainians will not receive an effective tool for fighting poverty and discrimination. The countryís leaders chose not to ratify the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 2008.
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