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Georgia: ‘It felt like the whole country was against us’ – Investigation into attacks against journalists and LGBTIQ activists in Georgia

Truth Hounds, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and partners publish a new report, “‘It felt like the whole country was against us’ – Failures by the Georgian government to address hate speech and attacks on LGBTIQ activists and journalists“, which presents the findings of an investigation into the violent attacks against journalists and LGBTIQ …

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Locked in Limbo: Child Statelessness and Human Trafficking in the Non-Government Controlled Areas of Ukraine

he ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine has birthed novel human rights challenges. Since 2014, the country has been engaged in one of the longest-standing conflicts in Europe. This unrest has led to the establishment of internal-borders and national checkpoints, obstructing citizens freedom of movement. These barriers are purportedly designed to safeguard human rights by ensuring security …

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Human rights activists presented a report on the persecution of public activists in 2019

On January 27, a round table “Protecting the Rights of Public Activists: Current Issues and Possible Solutions” was held in Kyiv. During the event, they presented an analytical report “The situation of human rights defenders and civic activists in Ukraine in 2019”. Human rights activists are convinced that the potential of the Verkhovna Rada committees …

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Truth Hounds launches its first university course!

Now it’s official: the training course on International Criminal Law will be hosted by Український католицький університет UCuniversity this academic year. Our colleague Дмитро Коваль (Dmytro Koval) is among the authors of the course. The International Criminal Law course will provide law students with knowledge to navigate in peculiarities of prosecuting war crimes in connection …

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Conference “International Criminal Justice Cascade: from the International Criminal Court to the National Courts and Back”

Let us present a compilation of participants’ lectures of the conference “International Criminal Justice Cascade: from the International Criminal Court to the National Courts and Back” which took place on May 17-18, 2019 in Kyiv.    This compilation includes thesis on relevant issues of interaction of national and international jurisdiction, principle of complementarity in the …

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Truth Hounds urges President of Ukraine to initiate ratification of Rome Statute

The Coalition for the ICC and its members sent a letter to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, calling for prompt ratification of the ICC Rome Statute and commitment to fight impunity domestically.   Signatory organizations: Advocacy Advisory Panel (AAP), Ukraine Amnesty International Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), Ukraine Civil Rights Defenders (CRD) Human Rights …

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The ninety-sixth Truth Hounds field mission has returned from the fields of Luhansk

What made this mission unusual? The fact that 75% consisted of girls? What can we say – the houndesses rule! In this mission they interviewed a record number of witnesses: exactly 40 people shared their stories. These stories are all about the pain of war – the loss of relatives, forced evictions, the destruction of …

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After quinquenium of war in Ukraine we published new report about war crimes

After five years the war in Ukraine is no more on foreign newspapers’ front pages. The topic is disappearing from international agendas. It may seem that the world distances itself from the uneasy, distressful and continuously unresolved problem. But the war didn’t cease. Civilians are being killed and injured right at this moment. The war …

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