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Berlin Autumn Meetings 2018


On November 15, head of the organization “Truth Hounds” Svitlana Valko attended the conference “Berlin Autumn Meetings 2018” at the Berlin City Hall, where at the panel “The law and justice in the post-conflict societies? – European experience and perspectives “, told about the violation of the rights of children in Gali.

15 ნოემბერს, ორგანიზაცია “Truth Hounds”-ის ხელმძღვანელი, სვიტლანა ვალკო, ესწრებოდა კონფერენციას “ბერლინის შემოდგომის შეხვედრები 2018” ბერლინის მერიაში, სადაც მან პანელზე “სამართალი და სამართლიანობა პოსტკონფლიქტურ საზოგადოებებში? – ევროპული გამოცდილება და პერსპექტივები”, ისაუბრა გალელი ბავშვების უფლებების დარღვევაზე.

Truth Hounds presented evidence of Crimean Tatars’ culture destruction at OSCE conferention


How Russian imperialism blurs and dissolves cultural identity of the Tatars on the annexed Crimean peninsula? This is what Truth Hounds spoke about at the international Human Dimension Implementation Meeting on September 13, 2018.

De jure the Russian Federation is not an empire. However its state policy bears multiple signs of imperialism: expansion of territories, use of force, replacement subordinate peoples’ culture the dominant one.

Famous Bakhchisaray Palace, one of the largest Muslim palaces in Europe, became one of the hostages of the Pan-Russian cultural expansion after the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Under the guise of restoration, it is now transformed into a tourist attraction. Into form without contents. Into a memorial without memory. Perhaps this is the best example of the exploitation and destruction of the Crimean Tatars’ cultural memory. But not the only one.

At the HDIM we also talked about religious oppression of Crimea’s local communities, disappearance and murder of people, illegal detention, illegal appropriation of property. We do not know how soon the perpetrators will be brought to justice. But we are 100% sure that in the future they will definitely come to trial. And then information like this will help to restore justice.

The information was collected during field missions in Crimea.
Our partners take also took part in the events are IPHR, Crimea, Civic Solidarity Platform.

Five million people came to know about evidence of war crimes that Truth Hounds has gathered in eastern Ukraine


Complete and reliable information on war crimes that take place in combat zone of Eastern Ukraine has recently become publicly available owing to Truth Hounds’ work. Before that related information was often distorted, some facts were ignored, others exaggerated. For years the subject was used for fake news.
Having conveyed the report Attacks on Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine to the International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor in The Hague, we made this information publicly available too. A month after the press conference the coverage of our meticulous work’s results exceeded 5 million people.
Working on the report in course of 2015-2017, the Authors interviewed about three hundred eyewitnesses and victims of the war, documented attack impact sites, missile remnants and collected evidence of damage to civilian infrastructure. Truth Hounds conducts all work in accordance with the ICC Statute, ICC Elements of Crimes and applicable jurisprudence.