Iryna Vyrtosu

The Pain Does Not Disappear but You Learn to Live with It. Three Stories of Wives of Fallen Soldiers
Articles - 08 April 2024

The Pain Does Not Disappear but You Learn to Live with It. Three Stories of Wives of Fallen Soldiers

This article presents fragments from the lives and losses of three women whose husbands died in the war. Yuliia from Kyiv, Oksana from Lviv, and Alyona from Zaporizhzhia all unanimously say about their loved ones: "He is worth being known about".

At the border with the war
Columns - 28 February 2022

At the border with the war

“Iro, you must cross the border at any cost,” my best friend pleaded. I did not have to explain to her why even in Western Ukraine, I would still feel unsafe. Going to bed, I was wondering whether our windows would crack from rockets and the glass would fall onto the bed where my four […]

One year as a General Prosecutor: Eight Lutsenko’s major failures
Articles - 15 May 2017

One year as a General Prosecutor: Eight Lutsenko’s major failures

On May 12 it will be a year since Yuriy Lutsenko was appointed to the post of the General Prosecutor. During this time, he never became the person who could reform the law enforcement agencies

Crimean unfreedom of speech, or Notes of OSCE HDIM2016
Articles - 05 October 2016

Crimean unfreedom of speech, or Notes of OSCE HDIM2016

To speak quietly, not to express pro-Ukrainian stance, not to cover the trials in the "case of February 26" in the media, to forget the name of persecuted journalist Mykola Semena, not to write critical materials, to be afraid

Levon Azizyan: ‘Benefit of pass entry system on contact line is questionable…’
Articles - 05 October 2016

Levon Azizyan: ‘Benefit of pass entry system on contact line is questionable…’

The first thing that should be done on the contact line is to cancel the pass entry system, to lift the ban on direct passenger transportation, and to increase number of transport corridors

Why will visually impaired teenagers not read a new book about Harry Potter?
Columns - 30 September 2016

Why will visually impaired teenagers not read a new book about Harry Potter?

I wrote more than 100 emails and Facebook messages to businesses, donors, partners, and publishers, philanthropists – I received few answers and no funds

Amnesty 2016: What is so dangerous about amnesty law
Articles - 24 September 2016

Amnesty 2016: What is so dangerous about amnesty law

The amnesty law must be properly considered, human rights activists insist

Without right to justice: Occupation power of Crimea delays consideration of appeal of political prisoner Andriy Kolomiets
Articles - 20 September 2016

Without right to justice: Occupation power of Crimea delays consideration of appeal of political prisoner Andriy Kolomiets

The man will soon mark four months in custody

Debacles of Roma people houses as result of absence of interethnic policy in Ukraine. Expert commentaries
Articles - 05 September 2016

Debacles of Roma people houses as result of absence of interethnic policy in Ukraine. Expert commentaries

The state at last (!) responded to the conflict in Loshchynivka village

Two hours of shame worth two days in Geneva? Ukrainian officials report on discrimination to UN
Columns - 12 August 2016

Two hours of shame worth two days in Geneva? Ukrainian officials report on discrimination to UN

I feel particularly ashamed for our country when I am listening to Ukraine’s report to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination...

Will exposers be paid 10% of corruption assets returned to state budget?
Articles - 11 August 2016

Will exposers be paid 10% of corruption assets returned to state budget?

The experts call on public and international community to closely monitor the fate of the bill

KyivPride: Openness, Security Measures and 300% more MPs. Nobody Injured
Articles - 12 June 2016

KyivPride: Openness, Security Measures and 300% more MPs. Nobody Injured

It was attended not only by those who belong to the LGBT community, but by various other groups as well, including parents with children, people with disabilities, youth, and older people

Registered partnership: New sensitivity test for Ukrainians
Columns - 07 June 2016

Registered partnership: New sensitivity test for Ukrainians

Will the law on registered partnership be passed in Ukraine? What is it who needs it?

Captive Volodymyr: ‘State is leaving alone those who survived captivity’
Articles - 01 June 2016

Captive Volodymyr: ‘State is leaving alone those who survived captivity’

Nobody needs us. People, who were in captivity, have no status.

Houseless people of Portland, or Humanity lesson on Easter day
Articles - 01 May 2016

Houseless people of Portland, or Humanity lesson on Easter day

A person may have no own house but every person should have home

Take note: Police teach their investigators to expose hate crimes
Articles - 01 May 2016

Take note: Police teach their investigators to expose hate crimes

49 criminal proceedings over hate crimes were opened in 2015

Should communists be mentioned in the Basic Law? Backstage of constitutional commission
Columns - 18 April 2016

Should communists be mentioned in the Basic Law? Backstage of constitutional commission

The constitutional reform is in full swing in Ukraine. The so-called de-communization is one of the controversial issues

Human rights in new version of Ukrainian Constitution
Articles - 12 March 2016

Human rights in new version of Ukrainian Constitution

Will the reforms in Ukraine result in the Constitution as the Fundamental Law, not a declarative document?

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