Since the start of peaceful protests on 22nd November known as Euromaidan there have been an increased number of gross violations of human rights and freedoms in Ukraine. The violence culminated in the forced dispersal of a peaceful rally at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (the Independence Square) at 4.30 a.m. on 30th November, 2013, and the use of force on 1st December, 2013, on Bankova Street near the building of the Presidential Administration.
No Borders Project (NBP) takes this opportunity to compliment Ukraine on its recent work on developing Roma Protection and Integration Strategy and Action Plan for it. At the same time, we regret to recognize complete lack of any effective measures towards other minorities in Ukraine. The need for development of the state policy to ensure minorities’ rights protection had been missing and ignored in Ukraine for years. NBP is urging Ukraine to start immediate work on fulfilling its obligations under the human rights treaties and EaP agreements; to develop a legal framework for minorities’ rights protection and prevention of their violation; and to ensure that minorities are actively enrolled in the process.
First, we would like to share our appreciation for this year in May 2013 the first gay pride took place in Ukraine. We believe that was not an achievement of local or law enforcement authorities, but an achievement of Ukraine's developing civil society.
NGO Social Action Centre/No Borders Project announces a call for participants in the training “Minority rights: international standards and advocacy tools” organized in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network project.
30 July 2013 - Despite significant progress in recent years, Ukraine’s asylum system still requires fundamental improvements, says UNHCR report. Ukraine needs to offer better protection against refoulement and to improve the fairness and efficiency of the hearings process. As a result of these concerns, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees advises other states not to return asylum-seekers to Ukraine at this time.
Source: UNHCR site
UNHCR welcomes the legislative initiative to improve procedures related to detention of foreigners in Ukraine.
NGO input to the List of issues to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the 7th periodic report of Ukraine, adopted by the Committee at its 106th session (CCPR/C/UKR/CO/7)
Coalition of NGOs submitting the report:
• All Ukrainian Non Governmental Organization “Coalition for Persons with Disabilities”
• Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement
• Center for Civil Liberties (Kyiv)
• Center for Law and Political Research «SiM» (Lviv)
• No Borders Project/Social Action Centre (Kyiv)
• Human Rights House Kyiv
• Human Rights House Foundation
• Informational and Consulting women’s center
• Maidan Monitoring Information Center (Kharkiv)
• International women’s advocacy center «La Strada–Ukraine»
• Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
• Kharkiv oblast’ foundation “Public Alternative”
• Kherson Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine
• Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
Issue: Anti-discrimination law and other and legal developments in this area
Submitted by: “No Borders” Project/Social Action Centre (Ukraine)
This is the rewiew of situation with the detention of migrants in Ukraine, prepared by the inter-disciplinary research initiative "Global Detention Project".
KYIV, Ukraine, 5 April 2013 - UNHCR welcomes that Mr. Abdoumalik Abdoulladjanov, a US recognized refugee, is in good health upon his release from detention since February 5, 2013.