Reports


No country for young: monitoring of attacks on children and schools during three years of the war at Donbas

  21-11-2017

The latest report of the Truth Hounds illustrates the situation with the children’s rights violations during an armed conflict at the Donbas. Material contains an analysis of the evidence of 5 cases of willful killings of children, 6 cases of illegal detentions with the use of torture and inhuman treatment, 8 cases of deaths and 19 cases of injuries of children caused by an indiscriminate shelling in the conflict zone, as well as 79 attacks on educational institutions in 34 cities of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

The document was prepared by the Truth Hounds within the framework of cooperation with the Civic Solidarity Platform and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court with the support of the Fund for Local Cooperation of the Embassy of Finland in Ukraine and foundation National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The short version of the report in English can be downloaded here

The text of the report in Russian can be downloaded here.

The text of the report in Ukrainian can be downloaded here.
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International Crimes in Crimea: An assessment of two and a half years of Russian Occupation.

  17-11-2017

The report on international crimes in Crimea was filed to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in 2016. It was prepared in cooperation with the Crimea SOS, IPHR in the framework of the Civic Solidarity Platform and in collaboration with international lawyers. The document analyzes the evidence of international crimes in Crimea among which are: 7 killings, 15 forced disappearances, 36 tortures, and 90 cases of unlawful detention.

The report in English can be downloaded here

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Truth Hounds together with its partners have prepared a joint report on war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Ukrainian side of the conflict at the Donbass.

  14-11-2017

Truth Hounds jointly with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group have documented 23 cases of detention on the basis of data conducted from 20 interviews with victims and witnesses of the events, as well as from photographs and documents transferred by them. The testimony of the victims, collected from different sources by the authors during separate monitoring visits allows us to conclude about the widely-spread practice of detention of the local population of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014 and 2015 due to suspicion of “separatism”.

The actions described in the report are violations of the national legislation of Ukraine, international law in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law. Those being detained were often tortured, in particular during interrogations. You can find more detailed information about this report by following this link:

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Fighting Impunity in Eastern Ukraine. Violations of International Humanitarian Law and International Crimes in Eastern Ukraine

  17-09-2017

The report on international crimes committed at Donbas was filed to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in 2015. The report is prepared by the Truth Hounds’ team in the framework of cooperation with IPHR, Civic Solidarity Platform and international lawyers.

The report in English can be downloaded here

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The cost of speaking out. Overview of human rights abuses committed by Belarusian authorities during peaceful protests in February-March 2017

  17-09-2017

From March 23 to 27, 2017, the team of documentors was conducting a monitoring of peaceful demonstrations in Belarus, which resulted in the arrest of at least 941 protesters. About 32 individuals were charged with criminal offenses.

A joint report prepared by the Truth Hounds and the International Partnership for Human Rights report in the framework of cooperation with the Civic Solidarity Platform contains a series of recommendations to the Belarusian authorities that take into account the condition of people in detention and those who are being repressed.

The report in English can be downloaded here

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Where did the shells come from: investigation of cross-border attacks in Eastern Ukraine

  17-09-2017

This report presents the evidence of the international character of war at Donbas, this includes the proof that shelling were coming from the territory of Russia, as well as the direct military intervention of the country’s troops to Ukraine. The document was prepared in cooperation with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and the IPHR with the support of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

The report in English can be downloaded here

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