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      Ukraine: Dozens Stranded in a War Zone

      Expand Border guards on Checkpoint in Hnutove village, near Mariupol, Ukraine. © 2018 Getty Images (Kyiv) – Ukrainian authorities, in response to the threat of COVID-19, shut down all movement across the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, but they have not made adequate provisions for those who may be stranded as a result, Human …read more...

      “We Live Like We Are Homeless”

      “I am grateful for help. But sometimes it’s hard … The attitude here is: if you want to be left in peace, go back home. But where is home? Everyone who could, who had a place to go, had already left.” The ongoing war in eastern Ukraine has divided people’s lives there into “before” and “after.” For Iryna, “before”...

      Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s review of Ukraine

      We write in advance of the 87th pre-session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child relating to Ukraine’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This submission focuses on the protection of education during armed conflict. Related Content Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s review of...

      Ukraine: People with Limited Mobility Can’t Access Pensions

      Expand People stand near an ATM, located near the contact line between Russia-backed armed groups and Ukrainian troops in Mayorsk, Ukraine. Older persons in non-government controlled areas have to cross the line to collect their pensions in person, effectively stripping away pensions from those who are immobile. July 4, 2019. © 2019 REUTERS/Gleb...

      Crimea Bans for Journalists Are Choking the Truth

      Expand Taras Ibragimov in Simperopol, Crimea, in May 2019. © 2019 Olexandra Yefymenko Russian authorities barred an independent Ukrainian journalist, Taras Ibragimov, from entering Crimea last weekend and issued him a 34-year-ban. Ibragimov had traveled regularly to Crimea the past four years, and in May 2019 joined me in Crimea as a...

      Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Ukraine

      This submission relates to the review of Ukraine under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It focuses on discrimination against internally displaced persons (IDPs) in receiving pensions, poor and dangerous conditions at border crossings and the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict....

      Ukraine

      Hostilities in eastern Ukraine entered their sixth year and continued to put civilians’ lives and well-being at risk, even as absolute numbers of civilian casualties dropped. Former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won the presidential election in May. Snap parliamentary elections in July delivered his party, Servant of the People, a...

      Ukraine: Mixed Record on Rights, Cautious Hope for Reform

      Expand Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, jailed on groundless terrorism charges in Russia, hugs his daughter at a welcoming ceremony at Borispil International Airport outside Kiev, following a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in attendance. September 7, 2019. © 2019 REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (Kyiv) –...

      UN recommendations should serve as roadmap to rights protection & reform in Ukraine

      Human Rights Watch welcomes the new report of the UN Human Rights Office on the situation in Ukraine. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to embrace its recommendations as a matter of priority. We are concerned that the government continues to require people living in non-government controlled areas to register as internally displaced and regularly...

      100 States Support Norway’s Initiative to Protect Schools

      Expand Damaged school in Nikishine. Rebel fighters deployed inside the school between September 2014 and February 2015 and exchanged intense fire with Ukrainian forces. © 2015 Yulia Gorbunova/Human Rights Watch The news this week that Ukraine has become the 100th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration—a Norwegian initiative to make...

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