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UN approves resolution on human rights violations in occupied Crimea
News - 16 November 2016

UN approves resolution on human rights violations in occupied Crimea

UN Member States adopted the resolution on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol

Scientist in Crimea fired from his job for refusing Russian citizenship – human rights activists
News - 20 September 2016

Scientist in Crimea fired from his job for refusing Russian citizenship – human rights activists

Candidate of Biological Sciences from Yalta, Crimea, Guriy Kornilyev has stated he was fired from his job on August 8 after he had refused Russian citizenship

UN: 70% of human rights violations in Ukraine related to torture and ill-treatment
News - 15 September 2016

UN: 70% of human rights violations in Ukraine related to torture and ill-treatment

Journalists were also persecuted

UN report: 188 civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine over three months
News - 15 September 2016

UN report: 188 civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine over three months

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights states that human rights situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorated

Visit of UN SPT to Ukraine’s Security Service premises: Service’s report, thoughts of human rights defenders
News - 12 September 2016

Visit of UN SPT to Ukraine’s Security Service premises: Service’s report, thoughts of human rights defenders

The delegation received unfettered and immediate access to all the SBU premises, the Security Service assures

UN Subcommittee makes first visit within search for ‘secret prisons’
News - 05 September 2016

UN Subcommittee makes first visit within search for ‘secret prisons’

The delegation of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture inspected the premises of Ukraine’s Security Service investigation department in Lviv

UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to inspect Ukrainian prisons on September 5-9
News - 01 September 2016

UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to inspect Ukrainian prisons on September 5-9

Will it succeed in finding SBU secret prisons this time?

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...

Websites of several media outlets blocked in occupied Crimea
News - 03 August 2016

Websites of several media outlets blocked in occupied Crimea

Moscow-controlled prosecutor's office of the annexed Crimean reported that restricted access to 60 Internet resources with alleged extremist content had been initiated in the first half of the year

Ukraine discusses draft law on prosecution for international crimes
News - 22 July 2016

Ukraine discusses draft law on prosecution for international crimes

It aims to harmonize the Criminal Code of Ukraine with the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

At least 74 people executed during conflict in Donbas – UN report
News - 14 July 2016

At least 74 people executed during conflict in Donbas – UN report

The representatives of both sides carried out executions of at least 74 people during the conflict in Donbas from January 2014 to May 31, 2016

Tortures cannot help get reliable information – research
News - 12 July 2016

Tortures cannot help get reliable information – research

Tortures adversely affect the personal integrity of both a victim and a law enforcement officer who uses them

OHCHR report: Life prisoners in Donetsk region subjected to mock execution for their pro-unity Ukrainian views
News - 29 June 2016

OHCHR report: Life prisoners in Donetsk region subjected to mock execution for their pro-unity Ukrainian views

The detainees were severely beaten for three days with the involvement of local ‘police’ to “teach them a lesson”

PGO detains four ex-Berkut officers suspected of murders on Maidan
News - 24 June 2016

PGO detains four ex-Berkut officers suspected of murders on Maidan

The detainees are working in the National Police of Ukraine

Ukrainian Ministry for Occupied Territories not working due to lack of funds
News - 21 June 2016

Ukrainian Ministry for Occupied Territories not working due to lack of funds

The Ministry of Ukraine for Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons is not fulfilling its function due to understaffing and lack of funding

Ukraine’s Security Service ready to accept delegation of UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
News - 17 June 2016

Ukraine’s Security Service ready to accept delegation of UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

The delegation will be allowed to visit any premises any time

Security Service’s pretrial detention facility in Kyiv being inspected off-schedule
News - 06 June 2016

Security Service’s pretrial detention facility in Kyiv being inspected off-schedule

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska, Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko took part in the inspection

UN sees no progress in release of hostages in eastern Ukraine
News - 03 June 2016

UN sees no progress in release of hostages in eastern Ukraine

UN notes no progress in the release of "hostages and illegally detained persons" according to "all for all" principle, as provided by Minsk agreements