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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

From education and activism to work in the Council of Europe: the stories of Roma women Zemfira Kondur and Viola Popenko
News - 03 November 2023

From education and activism to work in the Council of Europe: the stories of Roma women Zemfira Kondur and Viola Popenko

ZMINA talked to two Roma women – Zemfira Kondur and Viola Popenko, who work in an international organisation – the Council of Europe. There are currently only two such women in Ukraine, but every year there are more and more active Roma women.

In Crimea pro-Ukrainian activist Balukh is sentenced to 3 years and 7 months of imprisonment in the colony
News - 04 August 2017

In Crimea pro-Ukrainian activist Balukh is sentenced to 3 years and 7 months of imprisonment in the colony

The Ukrainian’s defense stated that the case against him was falsified and that the verdict will be appealed in higher instances

Amnesty International recognized historian Kozlovskyy as a prisoner of conscience
News - 05 May 2017

Amnesty International recognized historian Kozlovskyy as a prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International calls the case on charges of weapons possession fabricated and the proceedings as absurd

In Zhytomyr region homophobe attacked a beloved of the freelance employee of the Ministry of Social Policy
News - 04 May 2017

In Zhytomyr region homophobe attacked a beloved of the freelance employee of the Ministry of Social Policy

Police opened the case under Article 125 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Intended minor bodily injury) and not under the article on a hate crime

Human rights activists call on Council of Europe to define human rights as priority in Donbas conflict talks
News - 12 October 2016

Human rights activists call on Council of Europe to define human rights as priority in Donbas conflict talks

There is a lack of persistence in promoting the release of prisoners of war and civilian captives...

Ukrainians keep complaining about procedural violations despite new Code of Criminal Procedure
News - 11 October 2016

Ukrainians keep complaining about procedural violations despite new Code of Criminal Procedure

The number of complaints about procedural violations in the criminal proceedings has not changed even after the adoption of the new Code of Criminal Procedure

Council of Europe concerned over violation of rights of IDPs in Ukraine
News - 08 July 2016

Council of Europe concerned over violation of rights of IDPs in Ukraine

Council of Europe asks Ukrainian authorities to solve the problems of internally displaced persons in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights

EU looks forward to approval of amendments to Ukrainian Constitution on decentralisation
News - 03 June 2016

EU looks forward to approval of amendments to Ukrainian Constitution on decentralisation

Brussels expects Ukraine to approve the constitutional amendments related to decentralisation and other important reforms

Poroshenko asks to step up pressure on Russia for violating rights of Crimean Tatars
News - 24 May 2016

Poroshenko asks to step up pressure on Russia for violating rights of Crimean Tatars

President drew attention to systematic violations of the rights of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in Russian-occupied Crimea

Council of Europe declares ‘alert level of threat’ to journalists in occupied Crimea
News - 25 April 2016

Council of Europe declares ‘alert level of threat’ to journalists in occupied Crimea

“The alert level of threat” was declared because of harassment of freelance journalist Nikolai Semena

Council of Europe calls for constant monitoring of situation in Crimea
News - 14 April 2016

Council of Europe calls for constant monitoring of situation in Crimea

The Council of Europe states there is a need for constant monitoring of the human rights situation in the occupied Crimea

Court releases from custody suspect for providing arms to hired thugs during Euromaidan protests
News - 27 March 2016

Court releases from custody suspect for providing arms to hired thugs during Euromaidan protests

Judge of the Sviatoshynsky District Court of Kyiv Viktoria Zhmut could consider the case on Saturday but refused to do that.

United States: Human rights situation in Crimea is dreadful
News - 09 March 2016

United States: Human rights situation in Crimea is dreadful

United States: Human rights situation in Crimea is dreadful, says Robert Berschinski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State

Russia may be expelled from Council of Europe
News - 29 January 2016

Russia may be expelled from Council of Europe

Russia's refusal to comply with all, without exception, rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will lead to the country's expulsion from the Council of Europe

CoE mission wants to attend hearing over case of February 26
News - 28 January 2016

CoE mission wants to attend hearing over case of February 26

The mission was invited to the court hearing by Nikolai Polozov

Turkish coast guard rescues 57 people
News - 04 January 2016

Turkish coast guard rescues 57 people

Meanwhile, Sweden restricts traffic through the Strait of Öresund connecting it with Denmark and introduces the border control regime

UNGA adopts new resolution on human rights defenders
News - 26 November 2015

UNGA adopts new resolution on human rights defenders

There are many more elements, including for the first time ever a call for the release of arbitrarily detained human rights defenders