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      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...

      Ukraine’s Maidan Victims Still Await Justice

      Expand A man lays flowers to the memorial of dead Maidan activists during the anniversary in Kyiv © Pavlo Gonchar (Sipa via AP Images) A lawyer who represents families of activists killed during Maidan protests in Kyiv in the winter of 2013 to 2014 has gone on a hunger strike. Evgeniya Zakrevskaya is protesting …read more Source:: Human...

      Ukraine Becomes 100th Country to Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

      Expand School in Nikishine, eastern Ukraine, damaged during fighting between Ukrainian government and rebel forces from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015. © 2015 Yulia Gorbunova Ukraine has chosen World Children’s Day to announce its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to make schools safe even during...

      Crimea: Conscription Violates International Law

      Expand Russian Marine Corps conscripts stand in formation as they take the oath in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea December 9, 2017. © 2017 REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov (Kyiv) – Russian authorities are conscripting males in occupied Crimea to serve in the Russian armed forces, Human Rights Watch said today. International humanitarian law...

      Living as an Internally Displaced Person in Ukraine

      Expand Older people crossing the broken bridge at the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. November 6, 2018. © 2018 Stanislav KrasilnikovTASS via Getty Images On a hot August day, I stood in line at the Migration Service of Ukraine. I had just gotten married and needed to change my last name in my passport. For most Ukrainians, …read more...

      Russia/Ukraine Prisoner Exchange Includes Release of Oleg Sentsov

      Expand Родичі зустрічають Олега Сенцова у київському аеропорту “Бориспіль». 7 вересня 2019 р. © Анастасія Магазова, 2019 After several increasingly tense weeks amid swirling rumors, a much-anticipated large-scale prisoner swap has finally happened between Russia and Ukraine. Among those who arrived in Kyiv this Saturday afternoon, newly...

      Ukraine: Joint NGO Letter on ICC Treaty Ratification

      President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Your Excellency, We respectfully call on your government to immediately ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which Ukraine signed in 2000 and take all necessary measures to fight impunity for grave international crimes at the domestic level. Our organisations, the Coalition for the...

      Russia Jails Crimean Tatar Blogger on Bogus ‘Terrorism’ Charges

      Expand Crimean blogger and activist Nariman Memedeminov at his court hearing, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, October 2, 2019. © 2019 Anton Naumlyik (Grati) A Russian military court today sentenced activist and blogger Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years in prison for “making public calls for terrorism.” The prosecution was just the latest in the...

      EU Should Encourage Ukraine Government to Do More for Human Rights

      On Monday, the EU-Ukraine summit will take place in Kyiv – the first for Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy since he took office in May. This summit – the 21st – is an important opportunity for the EU to reaffirm its expectations of Ukraine in terms of human rights protections. Expand …read more Source:: Human Rights...

      One Step Closer to Justice for MH17 Victims

      Expand Officials from the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 appear at a press conference in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Mike Corder At a press conference in the Netherlands this afternoon, international investigators announced that the Public Prosecution...

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