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Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International
News - 13 May 2024

Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International

The International Court of Justice found that the way in which Russia had implemented its educational system in Crimea after 2014 with regard to school education in the Ukrainian language had violated its obligations under Articles 2(1)(a) and 5(v) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Re-education under the guise of recovery: how Belarus helps Russia to take Ukrainian children from the occupied territories
Articles - 10 April 2024

Re-education under the guise of recovery: how Belarus helps Russia to take Ukrainian children from the occupied territories

There is more and more information that the Republic of Belarus joined the deportation of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories of Ukraine. And even the analysis of open data suggests that the country’s leadership is involved in this process, not only its citizens. After all, it will not be possible to take children from […]

Ukraine: Ten victories in human rights in 2023
Articles - 07 January 2024

Ukraine: Ten victories in human rights in 2023

ZMINA has compiled the most significant developments and events in the field of human rights that took place in 2023 in Ukraine

Life without basics: Struggle of Zakhar’s Family in war-torn Mariupol
Columns - 27 November 2023

Life without basics: Struggle of Zakhar’s Family in war-torn Mariupol

We were lucky, because not all people were missed by shells and not all returned alive. More than a year has passed since the day we escaped from occupied Mariupol

Activists identified the route by which children from the occupied Ukrainian territories are deported to Belarus
News - 29 August 2023

Activists identified the route by which children from the occupied Ukrainian territories are deported to Belarus

Human rights defenders from Regional Center for Human Rights, a Ukrainian non-profit group and a member of the “5 am. Coalition” have identified the route and at least eight places where children abducted from the occupied territories of Ukraine are held in Belarus. The group presented its findings in a research paper released in early […]

Older people and some families with children refuse to leave the evacuation areas in Kharkiv region
News - 21 August 2023

Older people and some families with children refuse to leave the evacuation areas in Kharkiv region

The head of the Kupyansk city military administration emphasized that the evacuation is not mandatory, so those who do not want to leave can refuse by writing a statement

Signs of genocide: Russia’s crimes against children – Report
Articles - 02 August 2023

Signs of genocide: Russia’s crimes against children – Report

After the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, information began to emerge about the transfer of children by Russian occupying forces from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The children were taken to the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, or the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation before February 24, 2022, […]

Russians handed under “preliminary custody” over a thousand children deported from Ukraine
News - 03 July 2023

Russians handed under “preliminary custody” over a thousand children deported from Ukraine

According to the data collected by Vazhnye Istorii, at least three times more children may be transferred to Russian families than the official claims

Discussion “Human Rights in School: How to Promote Values among Children”
Announcements - 26 October 2017

Discussion “Human Rights in School: How to Promote Values among Children”

The event is devoted to discussion of the current situation and prospects for teaching human rights to children within the framework of implementation of the National Human Rights Strategy and presentation of experience of other countr

Ukrainian is on a hunger strike in a Russian prison. He demands to serve his sentence in Ukraine
News - 01 August 2017

Ukrainian is on a hunger strike in a Russian prison. He demands to serve his sentence in Ukraine

Yevgeniy Davydov is on a hunger strike since July 28

Russia refused to extradite 21former “Berkut” officers to Ukraine
News - 21 July 2017

Russia refused to extradite 21former “Berkut” officers to Ukraine

Russia has not yet provided an answer to a request to extradite Serhiy Kusyuk, former Chief of the Kyiv “Berkut” Special Operations Regiment

Perpetrators from Zaporizhia exported Ukrainian women into sexual slavery in Israel
News - 21 July 2017

Perpetrators from Zaporizhia exported Ukrainian women into sexual slavery in Israel

The perpetrators received from 500 to 1000 dollars for each woman

This year LGBTI displaced people face double discrimination in accessing housing and searching for employment
News - 10 July 2017

This year LGBTI displaced people face double discrimination in accessing housing and searching for employment

Discrimination of internally displaced LGBTI-representatives also occurred when accessing health care

Ukrainian journalists in Vienna named 50 freedom of speech violators in Crimea
News - 21 June 2017

Ukrainian journalists in Vienna named 50 freedom of speech violators in Crimea

The presentation of the list took place in the framework of the OSCE conference “Freedom of speech in unstable situations”

In Kremenchuk colony teenagers were cutting their veins and rioting because of the attitude of the staff
News - 15 June 2017

In Kremenchuk colony teenagers were cutting their veins and rioting because of the attitude of the staff

The Prosecutor's Office is conducting a check

Strasbourg Court accepted the position of Ukraine in the case against Russia on violation of human rights in Crimea
News - 01 June 2017

Strasbourg Court accepted the position of Ukraine in the case against Russia on violation of human rights in Crimea

Ukraine offered the court to merge all cases on Crimea and Donbas in two separate cases

Human rights defenders demand a transparent competition for the post of Ombudsman
News - 24 May 2017

Human rights defenders demand a transparent competition for the post of Ombudsman

Representatives of the Human Rights Information Centre, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, the Center for Civil Liberties, the Amnesty International, the Freedom House took part in the action

The action of LGBT-activists against homophobia was disrupted in Kharkiv
News - 18 May 2017

The action of LGBT-activists against homophobia was disrupted in Kharkiv

Two patrol officers were injured in the brawl