Report on Ukraine

Ukraine: Fight against impunity and judicial reforms are necessary to improve human rights protection

04/03/2014 Strasbourg
"The dramatic events that have been unfolding in Ukraine since November 2013 brought to the fore a number of long-standing, core human rights challenges that the Government has to address, in...
Legislative amendments

Ukraine: Commissioner Muižnieks to assess legislative changes

17/01/2014 Strasbourg
"Yesterday, several legislative amendments were adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament. The process took place with unusual haste; the amendments were tabled on 14 January and rushed through...
Freedom of assembly

Commissioner concerned about the situation in Ukraine

02/12/2013 Strasbourg
"I have been following with great concern the recent events in Ukraine. Freedom of assembly is a fundamental human right and as such must be always upheld by the authorities. Several cases of...
Report on Ukraine

Ukraine’s judiciary needs more independence

23/02/2012 Strasbourg
"Systemic deficiencies in the functioning of the Ukrainian judicial system seriously hinder the enjoyment of human rights. The authorities should take resolute steps to better address these...

Letter to authorities of Ukraine following Gorky Park protests.

[08/02/2011] Letter from Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, to Mr Mykhailo Dobkin, Head of Kharkiv Oblast State Administration, and Mr Hehadi Kernes, Secretary of...

Ukraine: Commissioner calls for urgent improvements of the human rights situation

[03/10/07 17:00] The Commissioner for Human Rights presented today a report on the human-rights record of Ukraine. He expressed the hope that the incoming government in Kyiv will implement his...