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Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine

20.02.2018

Truth Hounds and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in partnership with National Endowment for Democracy (NED) present their latest report – Attacks on Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine. The Report sets forth new evidence of international crimes, perpetrated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and Russian-backed separatist militias – the so-called Donetsk Peoples’...

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Torture and murders of children in Ukraine: Truth Hounds presented the investigation of war crimes at Donbas at the annual conference of OSCE HDIM

26.09.2017

On September 18th, the Truth Hounds’ team presented the results of its work at the largest annual conference on human rights: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. The event was held in cooperation with our partners: IPHR, UHHRU and DRA.

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On the use of anti-personnel mines

02.02.2023

Landmines of indiscriminate nature have always posed a particular threat to civilians during armed conflicts. Realizing this, civilized societies more than three decades ago started a global movement to abandon their use.

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Evil adapts really fast, we are not even short on their heels

29.12.2022

Closing remarks by Roman Avramenko, Executive Director of Truth Hounds, at the side event “Strengthening International Justice. Challenges and opportunities in the case of Ukraine”. 08 December 2022, The Hague It is high time for justice to become flexible and adapt fast. Evil adapts really fast, we are not even short on their heels. 80...

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RDP: Repeatedly Displaced Person. Interview with Mariia Zivert

31.10.2022

This year, for many human rights defenders, activists and simply indifferent people from the region ofEastern Europe and Central Asia, the war in Ukraine became the central focus of work and experiences.ARTIФ was no exception: in 2022, we supported a record number of projects from Ukrainian humanrights defenders and creative specialists. One of them was...

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From ARTIФ to Queer.ge – a story of Nino Bolkvadze

01.07.2022

Nino Bolkvadze is a human rights defender, lawyer and LGBTQI rights activist from Tbilisi. In 2020, Nino became one of the participants in the ARTIФ workshop, where, together with the artist Koka Kitiashvili, she created the project “A Postcard for a Parliamentarian”. Nino told us about her path to art in activism, participation in ARTIФ,...

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Hate incidents during October-December 2021 in Ukraine

09.02.2022

Truth Hounds and partners, under our joint initiative United to Confront Hate-Motivated Violence in Ukraine, seek to improve Ukraine’s policies to prevent and respond to hate‐motivated violence. Our efforts unite communities targeted with hate‐motivated violence in a broad coalition aimed at monitoring, documenting, and analyzing hate-motivated crimes and incidents in Ukraine. Equipped with data gathered...

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

22.11.2021

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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We are starting the Open Call for human rights defenders to participate in the “Tbilisi Shelter City” program

20.07.2021

We are very happy to announce that we are starting the Open Call for human rights defenders to participate in the “Tbilisi Shelter City” program. You will find the link with all the additional information, eligibility criteria, and application form.We accept applications from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Russian Federation, and Armenia. Link to...

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

09.06.2021

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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The Bygone Song

25.11.2020

«Ашӯлаи кӯтоҳ» // «Минуща пісня» (‘The Bygone Song’) is a collaboration of a composer from Tajikistan, Shohin Qurbonov and a human rights defender from Ukraine, Halyna Vrublevskaya. In the world of information, the war exists mostly as stories of politicians and the military. The project authors disagree. They believe that the main characters of every...

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Land-Water: A Georgian Documentary to Save the Rioni Valley

24.11.2020

The Land-Water project created with the support of ARTIФ platform combines two short documentaries about land and water, and the Rioni Valley and its unique ecosystem. The protagonist of the film, Maka Suladze, is one of the three women who, in addition to participating in protests, are protesting in court against the permit to build...

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Initiative United to Confront Hate-Motivated Violence in Ukraine

18.11.2020

Freedom House and partners, under our joint initiative United to Confront Hate-Motivated Violence in Ukraine, seek to improve Ukraine’s policies to prevent and respond to hate‐motivated violence. Our efforts unite communities targeted with hate‐motivated violence in a broad coalition aimed at monitoring, documenting, and analyzing hate-motivated crimes and incidents in Ukraine. Equipped with data gathered...

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Interview with Marichka Yurchak

17.08.2020

The ARTIФ team had spoken to Marichka Yurchak, a young artist and art researcher from Ternopil, western Ukraine. During the quarantine, Marichka directed her attention to social topics and in the framework of the ARTIФ workshop developed a concept of a performance on gender inequality and the role of women in Kyrgyz society, jointly with...

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