Press event: Violence, Restrictive Laws and Impunity: a Threat to Civil Society and Freedom of Association in Ukraine
On October 3, 2018, at 10.00, a conference Violence, Restrictive Laws and Impunity: a Threat to Civil Society and Freedom of Association in Ukraine will take place, followed by further discussion (Room 2).
Organizer: Freedom House Ukraine Office.
Participants: Michael J. Abramowitz – President of Freedom House; Tetyana Pechonchyk – Head of the Board, Human Rights Information Center; Oleksandr Pavlichenko – Executive Director, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union; Olena Semyorkina – analyst, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.
In brief. Ukraine has high levels of physical aggression against civil society activists and journalists, and the frequency of attacks has only been rising. Investigations are conducted inefficiently. This poses a real threat to civil society and freedom of association in Ukraine.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ukrinform address: 8/16 B. Khmelnytskyi Str., (subway station Teatralna)
Contacts: (044) 299-03-32; 299-05-01
Entry with official ID and Ukrainian Journalists’ Union cards.
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