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2 June – 30 June 2022

Russian occupying forces continue a massive grain theft campaign in southern and eastern occupied Ukrainian territories having already stolen 400 tons of grain. There are new credible reports of at least 1 million 200 thousands Ukrainians forcefully displaced to Russia from occupied Ukrainian territories and 20 Russian filtration camps and de-facto prisons for displaced Ukrainians

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

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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War crimes 05/05 – 18/05

During the reporting period, Russian occupying forces continued the mass theft of grain and other foodstuffs in the oblasts of Kherson, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhzhia. There were fresh reports of hundreds of dead civilians buried by Russian soldiers in mass graves near Mariupol. In Mariupol, Russian forces blocked the evacuation of circa 600 wounded Ukrainian soldiers

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War Crimes. 04.21 – 05.04

During the reporting period, occupying Russian forces destroyed a number of grain stockpiles and began the mass theft of grain in the occupied parts of the oblasts of Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia, depriving local populations of essential food supplies and impeding the sowing of the next year’s crops. There are credible reports of large

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Your own worst enemy

From the very beginning, the Russian Federation’s fresh wave of armed aggression against Ukraine has been accompanied by  various violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), repeatedly reported by Truth Hounds and other organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. The latter, in a note published even before 24 February, noted: “The history of

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Recently Reports

DONBAS ENVIRONMENT: INVISIBLE FRONT

Read the Report PDF open in the new window 1. Summary The ecological situation of the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which have become the backdrop to an armed conflict with active armed hostilities from 2014 to 2021 and are partially under the control of occupying forces, has significantly deteriorated in recent years, showing signs

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Nagorno-Karabakh (2020) – Report

There is strong evidence that Azerbaijani and Armenian armed forces committed war crimes during last year’s 44-day war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, according to a joint report When Embers Burst into Flames: International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law Violations During the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War by the International Partnership for Human Rights

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The Situation in Belarus: Crimes Against Humanity of Deportation and Persecution

Today, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Global Diligence LPP and Truth Hounds (the Filing Parties) filed a Communication under Article 15(2) of the Rome Statute to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on ‘The Situation in Belarus/Lithuania/Poland/ Latvia and Ukraine: Crimes Against Humanity of Deportation and Persecution’. The Communication requests the ICC

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Violations of the rights of creative professionals, activists and artists during the post-election crackdown in Belarus

This joint report by Belarusian PEN Centre, Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Truth Hounds, presents information obtained from monitoring by Belarusian PEN Centre as well as other local and international human rights defender organisations and provides an assessment of the human rights violations against creative professionals, activists and artists by the Belarusian authorities in response

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Report of the monitoring mission to the line of demarcation

From November 9 to 13, Truth Hounds and Vostok SOS Charitable Foundation visited all 7 entry-exit checkpoints in the Ukrainian-controlled areas in the first joint monitoring mission to the demarcation line. The purpose of the monitoring was to observe how people were allowed to cross the line of demarcation under quarantine restrictions. The organizations also

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