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All the materials marked with tag: human rights
14 JuneSociety
Human rights activists release an analytical report on the violations of the right to peaceful assembly in the occupied Crimea
9 January
As to Crimea, there is no way to count on Russia’s internal forces. So the main source of pressure remains external. That means sanctions
19 July, 2016Society
Ukrainian prisoners in Crimea are being transferred to Russia, given Russian passports and punished for rejecting them
13 August, 2015Society
President Poroshenko says there are 30 Ukrainian citizens currently being illegally held in Russia. Human rights advocates that they know about the situation with 11, most of whom the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to provide with lawyers
9 July, 2015World
Magna Carta as foundation of human rights
16 March, 2015Politics
Why an international strategy to return Crimea is necessary and what implications the militarization of the peninsula will have for the Black Sea and Mediterranean region
12 November, 2014
The Ukrainian Week speaks to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights about his recent visit to Crimea, the life of Crimean Tatars in the annexed peninsula, and Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia
9 July, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week talks to Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks about the flow of IDPs from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, ways for the government to deal with the problem Ukraine has never faced before, and about the hard lesson on integration of minorities Russia’s neighbours had to learn
27 February, 2014World
In early February, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks paid an urgent visit to Ukraine to assess the situation with human rights, including the way law enfrocers treated protesters, in Kyiv and regions. Based on his visit, a report will be drafted to be presented to the CoE Committee of Ministers. The Ukrainian Week talks to Mr. Muižnieks about his preliminary findings back in Strasbourg
20 February, 2014Politics
Public Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations in Ukraine issues its Statement after the bloodshed of February 18
3 February, 2014
What is happening in Ukraine is a direct reaction to the lack of consideration of the authorities for the aspirations of its citizens to be part of Europe and to live in a country governed in accordance with democratic principles and respect for human rights
17 November, 2013
Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director of Human Rights in the Council of Europe, talks about the agenda for criminal justice reform in Ukraine in the interview with The Ukrainian Week journalist Hanna Trehub
10 October, 2013
It was more than once that I felt astonished by and ashamed of some of my colleagues’ choices for the Sakharov Prize, the supreme award of the European Parliament for human rights defenders and activists
7 September, 2013Society
With a green light from top officials, Ukraine is turning into one of the biggest drug transit countries on the way to the EU
19 August, 2013News
Public activist Kostyantyn Lavrov having fought against MAKO Donetsk Construction Company owned by Oleksandr Yanukovych was sentenced to five-year imprisonment. Novosti Donbassa reports
9 August, 2013News
Russians led the top of asylum seekers’ list in EU in 2013, EUobserver informs.
6 August, 2013News
Since 2000, Ukrainian courts handed out a greater-than-average number of life sentences twice, in 2002-2003 and 2007, says criminologist Dr. Hanna Maliar in a commentary for The Ukrainian Week
2 August, 2013Politics
Why civil activists in Ukraine face a new wave of repression
24 July, 2013
Signed in 1215 in England, Magna Carta had been a cornerstone of laws that had given ordinary citizens rights that the state could not violate throughout the centuries. Today, the concept of human rights has become increasingly controversial in Britain
10 July, 2013News
Ukraine drags behind by all Rule of Law Index criteria presented at the World Justice Forum in The Hague, The Ukrainian Week’s journalist Natalia Humeniuk reports
7 July, 2013Society
Director of the Bureau for Europe of UNHCR speaks on refugees in Europe and Ukraine
23 May, 2013News
Ukraine continues to breach its international human rights obligations under the UN Refugee Convention, Amnesty International, human rights organization, states in its new report.
14 May, 2013
The EU and Ukrainian citizens have a shared interest in removing barriers in the field of free movement and trade, but the EU is not just a single market for capital, goods and services - it is a community of values too
3 May, 2013News
30 April, 2013Society
While Russia accuses Ukraine of "forced Ukrainization", Ukrainian-speakers face discrimination today, just like they did in times of colonial dependence
30 April, 2013Officially
30 April, 2013News
11 April, 2013News
ECHR revealed “a legislative lacuna concerning freedom of assembly which has remained in Ukraine since the end of the Soviet Union” when reaching their judgement in the case of Vyerentsov v. Ukraine, is stated on Council of Europe official website.
22 February, 2013Society
Filmmaker and photographer Mimi Chakarova: “The fastest way to crush the human spirit is to sell a person into slavery”
21 February, 2013
Ukraine has traditionally been a country of origin and transit, but lately it is increasingly a destination country for trafficked men, women and children.
8 February, 2013
Ukraine has turned into a veritable testing ground for various means to maintain power
14 August, 2012World
How and why one of Russia’s leading opposition figures has been accused of stealing timber
27 July, 2012Politics
François Zimeray is a professional attorney and a former lawyer at the International Criminal Court. He has visited well over 100 countries. In an interview for The Ukrainian Week Zimeray shared his impressions from dealing with Ukrainian officials.
18 June, 2012Investigation
Why do human traffickers continue to enjoy impunity?
7 June, 2012World
To Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev and his administration, this is a chance to show off himself and his country to European guests and instil pride for the state and trust in the government among his crisis-stricken citizens
3 May, 2012Society
Ukrainian prisons are nowhere near European standards
23 April, 2012Politics
The European Court of Human Rights has yet to rule in Yuriy Lutsenko’s case
27 February, 2012Investigation
Real as opposed to “puppet” civic activism is something neither dishonest entrepreneurs, nor the government want, which is why the efforts of activists are often quashed
27 January, 2012World
Genevieve Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France, talks about how to defend human rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Mikael Lyngbo: Ukraine has decent legislation,but gaps in procedural process
19 September, 2011
Human rights and multiculturalism are no longer values in the world today. They have turned into words opening the door to politics
6 April, 2011Politics
“Fighting corruption is one of the most important things to improve Ukraine’s image”, Hanne Severinsen
21 January, 2011Politics
The OSCE is convinced that the purpose of the draft law on languages has nothing to do with linguistic liberalism and the protection of minority rights. It is aimed at establishing Russian as the de-facto state language
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Which model Ukraine could apply in its further economic interaction with Russia
day before yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The threats and opportunities brought by Gazprom's probable termination of gas transit through Ukraine after 2019
day before yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The pitfalls of Yanukovych's $1.5bn case
13 July, Andriy Holub,
On June 14, it was a year since the last exchange of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia took place. Nothing has happened in all that time to make a swap more likely
10 July, Stanislav Kozliuk,
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