No peace plan without accountability for human rights
Ukrainian authorities should refer situation on the internationally recognised territory of Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) until the state becomes a member of the ICC by acceding to the Rome Statute
Ukraine: Human rights must be basic principle to end violence
The sense of impunity for all the parties in Ukraine holding weapons must end. Ukraine’s Government needs to ensure that the investigation into violence by law enforcement and State agents is credible and transparent, bringing those responsible to justice. Cooperation by all with international mechanisms must also be ensured.
Support, empower and protect human rights defenders
In March 2013, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. It establishes principles and standards for States to create an enabling environment for human rights defenders. One year after its adoption, the Human Rights House Network calls upon States to implement this resolution.
20 YEARS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN WRONGS IN THE BALKANS, CAUCASUS AND EASTERN EUROPE
In many parts of the Balkans, Caucasus and Eastern Europe human rights defenders face threats and violence, slander and intimidations, and are the targets of new laws restricting their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, and simply to work to defend human rights.
Human Rights Crisis in Ukraine
Side-event at the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council session aiming at highlighting the need to ensure accountability for human rights violations in Ukraine.
Ukraine government must stop use of violence
The repressive laws adopted on 16 January 2014 by the Ukrainian parliament have been repealed on 28 January 2014 but violence in the streets of Kyiv and many other cities of the country continues, with police forces aiming at hurting peaceful protestors and not distinguishing between peaceful and violent protestors. PACE condemned the use of violence in Ukraine.
Press conference: Alarming situation in Ukraine needs strong international action
Press conference by Ukrainian human rights defenders following the urgent debate on Ukraine of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Complete restriction to fundamental rights in Ukraine
Yesterday, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law violating most fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly, as well as basic rights to associate and work for a non-governmental organisation, including the right to be a human rights defender.
HRHN members call upon President Yanukovych to veto law violating rights
In their joint letter to President Viktor Yanukovych, members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) call upon him to veto a law adopted by the parliament on 16 January 2014 violating most fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly, as well as basic rights to associate and work for a non-governmental organisation, including the right to be a human rights defender.