Press-Announcement Exhibition to mark the EURO 2012 UEFA Championship "Human Rights Offside"

On June 8, 2012 in the Cultural-Scientific and Entertainment Center ATMASFERA 360 (the Kyiv Planetarium) an exhibition dedicated to the occasion of the “EURO 2012” UEFA Championship "Human Rights Offside" will open. The NGO Center of Civil Liberties partnered with the Czech organization People in Need to organize this event.

Visitors to the exhibition visitor will have the following questions answered:
Political repressions - Back to the past?
Why are people being tortured by law enforcement?
Who benefits from limits on freedom of expression?
What does justice look like?
Social inequality in Ukraine - Will we survive?

Statements from prominent human rights lawyers, diplomats, and artists have been planned for the grand opening, followed by a tour of the exhibition. Afterwards, guests are invited to an informal Q&A session during the reception.

The partners of the exhibition which compose the National Human Rights Team are as follows: Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Kharkiv Human Rights Group, Youth Human Rights Group - Kharkiv, Ukrainian Association of Monitors for Human Rights in Law Enforcement, Lion's Society, Centre for Legal and Political Studies (SIM), Donetsk Memorial, Donetsk Regional Branch of Committee of Voters of Ukraine, La Strada-Ukraine, Public Alternative, All-Ukrainian Youth NGO Debate Academy, and others.

The Scientific-Cultural and Entertainment Center ATMASFERA 360 is the main partner of the exhibition in Kiev. Informational support is provided by Human Rights Information Center. The informational partners of the exhibition are Informational Agency “Ukrainian News” and Internet Portal “tochka.net”.

In June, the exhibition will tour the Ukrainian cities which will host the football championship matches. There will also be an open-air exhibition accompanied by street performances before the football matches in Lviv (June 12), Kharkiv (June 16) and Donetsk (June 22).

If you have 90 minutes to watch the game,
try and spare 9 minutes to check out our 9 stands about the gross violations of human rights during the past two years in Ukraine!

Our life is like a game.
This game, like football,
has clear rules.
Unfortunately, in Ukraine,
the rules are violated, and
human rights are offside.
And those responsible for it are "the organizers of fixed matches" and "unfair referees."
It’s high time to enter the field and catch the ball.
Fight for fair play not only in football but also in your own daily life!

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