The situation in the Eastern Ukraine reminds the “Crimean scenario” more and more, despite significant differences between these regions.
According to Ukrainian activists, on 12 April Russia in fact invaded continental Ukraine.
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its efforts to destabilize Eastern and Southern regions of Ukraine have dramatically changed international relations and shaken the international order
We call for an urgent response from the international community to numerous reports of human rights violations in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Non-governmental organisations across the region urge the OSCE to act decisively and swiftly to stop intervention into Ukraine and prevent a major security crisis in Europe.
Civic Solidarity Platform urged Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to immediately address the authorities of Ukraine with an appeal to put end to violence and to launch an international investigation into the excessive use of force at EuroMaydan.
The situation in the Eastern Ukraine reminds the “Crimean scenario” more and more, despite significant differences between these regions.read more >
As a result of events on 13 April there were people injured in Slaviansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, including law enforcement officers, pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists. The region of activities of separatists has been expanded.read more >
According to Ukrainian activists, on 12 April Russia in fact invaded continental Ukraine. This fact has been recognized by the Interior Minister of Ukraine, military experts and numerous witnesses of the latest events in Eastern Ukraine. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine was urgently convened.read more >
The access to justice is problematic for people with intellectual and mental health disabilities who die in state institutionsread more >
The Baku-based Art for Democracy campaign has launched a new fundraising campaign through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Art for Democracy is seeking contributions for an exciting new website that will support the promotion of human rights and democratic reform in Azerbaijan.read more >
Human rights defenders in Serbia warn about a governmental campaign against Human Rights House - Belgrade.read more >
Civil society of Azerbaijan urge the Council of Europe to take Azerbaijan to task for its failure to protect basic human rights.read more >
Civil society of Azerbaijan strongly condemns the detention on fabricated charges of the head of the "Intelligent Citizen" Awareness Center Hasan Huseynli and calls for his immediate release.read more >
Member organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform today called on the OSCE participating States to extend once more the visit of the group of military and civilian observers from OSCE participating states to the East and South of Ukraine.read more >
As fears grow about further steps to repress civil society in Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear that such policy is a setback for human rights, said Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) on 6 February 2014.read more >