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12 Dec 2017 description
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Ukraine: Unbearable burden on 4.4 million people as active conflict enters fourth winter

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25 Sep 2017 description
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UN report details grave human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea

GENEVA (25 September 2017) – The human rights situation in Crimea* has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, with “multiple and grave violations” committed by Russian state agents, according to a landmark report by the UN Human Rights Office published today.

“Grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution were documented,” the report says.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Ukraine conflict: They forgot there are people here, civilians tell UN

21 Jun 2017 description

21 June 2017

Excellencies, Colleagues and friends,

I welcome this opportunity to present the latest findings by my Office on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. The 18th quarterly report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine covers the three months between 16 February and 15 May 2017.

13 Jun 2017 description
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Conflict in Ukraine enters its fourth year with no end in sight – UN report

KYIV/GENEVA (13 June 2017) – Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives as the conflict moved into its fourth year, a UN report published today says.

15 Mar 2017 description
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Escalation of hostilities has exacerbated civilian suffering – UN report

13 Mar 2017 description
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KYIV (13 March 2017) – The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will release its 17 th report on the human rights situation in Ukraine on 15 March 2017.

The report will be launched with a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre, Khreshchatyk Street, 2 (Ukrainian house), Kyiv on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:30 am.

17 Feb 2017 description

Ukraine conflict: End impunity for sexual violence, UN report urges

GENEVA/KYIV (16 February 2017) – Survivors of sexual violence committed in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine are often denied justice and left without adequate care and counselling, causing them to be victimized twice, according to a UN report published today.

04 Feb 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani, Elizabeth Throssell
Location: Geneva
Date: 3 February 2017

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20 Jan 2017 description
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Persons with disabilities are among those furthest behind and accordingly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their indicators clearly state that disaggregated data are needed and should be collected for the purpose of monitoring advancement in the implementation of the goals for this segment of the population.

10 Dec 2016 description
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Kyiv, 10 December 2016. The UN launched the awareness raising campaign in Ukraine to mark the International Human Rights Day. The campaign features Ukrainian celebrities and opinion leaders appealing to learn about fundamental rights and stand up for the rights of others.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 16 August to 15 November 2016 - English version
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Civilians in Ukraine continue to suffer – UN report

KYIV/GENEVA (8 December 2016) – Failure by the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has continued to result in a host of human rights violations for civilians, particularly those living close to the ‘contact line’ between Government-controlled and armed group-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a UN report released on Thursday.

15 Sep 2016 description
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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 16 May to 15 August 2016
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Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening, says UN report

GENEVA/KYIV (15 September 2016) – A new UN report released on Thursday describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict.

14 Sep 2016 description

I am honoured to address this first session of the Council's second decade.

After two years as High Commissioner, I believe it is important for me to share with you in this oral update our concern over an emerging pattern: the growing refusal on the part of an increasing number of Member States to grant OHCHR, or the human rights mechanisms, access – either to countries generally, or to specific regions, when that access is requested explicitly, or in other instances to engage with us.

13 Sep 2016 description
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KYIV (13 September 2016) – The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will release its 15th report on the human rights situation in Ukraine on 15 September 2016.

The report will be launched with a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre, Khreschatyk street, 2 (Ukrainian house), Kyiv on Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11:00 am.

03 Aug 2016 description
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GENEVA (3 August 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to prioritize the protection of civilians and take urgent steps to de-escalate the increasingly tense situation at the contact line, warning that civilian casualty figures have risen dramatically in the past two months.

14 Jul 2016 description
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UN report on 2014-16 killings in Ukraine highlights “rampant impunity”

GENEVA/KYIV (14 July 2016) – A new UN report released Thursday describes the widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014 and highlights the very limited accountability that has taken place.

03 Jun 2016 description
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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 16 February to 15 May 2016
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Ukraine: after two years of conflict, situation in east remains “grim” – UN report

GENEVA/KYIV (3 June 2016) – A new report by the UN Human Rights Office shows that, after two years of conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights, especially for those living near the contact line and in territories controlled by armed groups.

17 May 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 17 May 2016

Tomorrow, 18 May, will mark the anniversary of the 1944 deportation during World War II of some 200,000 Tatars from Crimea. While many eventually managed to return to their historic homeland, the situation of this vulnerable minority in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea* remains a major concern.

11 Mar 2016 description

10 March 2016

Distinguished President, Excellencies,

Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.