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
This time we hold for civilians from the frontline villages. Together with our colleagues from Geneva Call NGO, we held our first meeting in Zaitseve village, where we spoke about the rules of war and the rights of civilians during the armed conflict. We are glad that not only local activists but also CIMIC representatives
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
Truth Hounds became the first and the only Ukrainian HRD- organization to carry out 100 field missions to document war crimes.At this moment alongside the contact line in Ukraine, our field team is hunting for the information about war crimes for the 100th time.It is a record we are proud of. It is the result
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
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
Human rights activists say that public awareness of the dangers of public activism in Ukraine has increased significantly in 2019, following the death of Kateryna Gandziuk. A poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Fund in November 2019 found that 84% of Ukrainians consider attacks on civic activists a serious problem, while 77% consider
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
For the report we collected information on the oppression of representatives of religions that are different form than Moscow Orthodox Christianity in the occupied Crimea and some areas of Lugansk and Donetsk regions. This report was submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the city of The Hague for
Incriminate without any proofs. Demonstrate power to silence the truth. Stigmatize as terrorists to isolate from the rest of society. This is how the occupation regime in Crimea seeks to eliminate the human rights association Crimean solidarity. Numerous Russian Federation’s offences against the Crimean Tatar activists and against this ethnic group, in general, are described
The latest report of the Truth Hounds illustrates the situation with the children’s rights violations in Gali, predominantly ethnic Georgian district of occupied Abkhazia.
War exposes the environment to significant harm and consequently people who live within it. The Truth Hounds’ report uncovers the environmental impacts of war in the region of Donetsk.