UKRAINE

Overview

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. According to official data, it has a population of about 42,500,000 inhabitants. Its area is 603,549 square kilometres, making it the largest country in Europe in terms of area.

The capital: Kyiv

The official state language: Ukrainian. Russian is also widely spoken.

Information about the ISHR Ukrainian Section

On December 10, 1993, 25 Ukrainian human rights defenders, mostly they were former Soviet civil rights activists, founded the Ukrainian Section of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR Ukrainian Section). Today the Ukrainian Section has 3,500 registered members in all regions of Ukraine, most of whom have formed working groups.

ISHR-Ukraine promotes and supports measures and efforts aimed at the recognition and implementation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10, 1948. ISHR-Ukraine’s main principle is to support only those individuals and associations that do not use weapon or other means of violence in their struggle for human rights. ISHR does not support individuals and associations that advocate a totalitarian form of government or call for the use of violence.

Since its foundation, the organization has, on the one hand, provided individual legal assistance and, on the other hand, monitored trials, promoted the rule of law, as well as educated universities and colleges and influenced the enforcement of sentences in accordance with human rights and the humanization of the system as a whole. It promotes practical steps towards solving the problem of “street children” and has been providing humanitarian assistance to children in need since its foundation. Since 2022, IAC-ISHR, the section’s working group, which consists exclusively of lawyers and law interns, has been providing humanitarian help to refugees and other victims of the Russian armed invasion to Ukraine in the field of WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) cluster under the mandate of the UN Refugee Agency.

News

2 years of full-scale war - Demonstrations in support of Ukraine in Germany

2 years of full-scale war – Demonstrations in support of Ukraine in Germany

Demonstrations in support of Ukraine in Germany On the 24th and 25th of February, large demonstrations in support of Ukraine will take place in Germany. A list of cities and ...
Cafe Kyiv 2024. The Future of Ukraine in Europe

Cafe Kyiv 2024. The Future of Ukraine in Europe

The Ukrainian freedom movements have emphatically declared that Ukraine's future lies in Europe. In line with this vision, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is set to host another edition of "Cafe Kyiv" on ...
Stanislav Asseyev lived through the hell of a Russian torture prison in Donetsk

Stanislav Asseyev lived through the hell of a Russian torture prison in Donetsk

Stanislav Asseyev was able to report from the areas occupied by separatists and Russian secret service forces in eastern Ukraine for two years. In 2017, he was abducted, imprisoned and ...
OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 August – 30 November 2023)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 August – 30 November 2023)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 August – 30 November 2023) This thirty-seventh report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on ...
Ukrainian human rights defender disappeared in Russian captivity

Ukrainian human rights defender disappeared in Russian captivity

Maksym Butkevych is missing The founder of the ZMINA Human Rights Centre, Ukrainian journalist and military man of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Maksym Butkevych, has disappeared in Russian captivity. ...
MEMORIAL and „Voices of War“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair

MEMORIAL and „Voices of War“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Ukraine: making the „unimaginable tangible“ through „Voices of War“ - in the spirit of IGFM The project of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group „Voices of War“ has been close ...
OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023) This thirty-sixth report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the ...
EU extends temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees in the EU until March 2025

EU extends temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees in the EU until March 2025

Important news for Ukrainians abroad: EU extends temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees in the European Union until March 2025 Temporary protection status entitles Ukrainians to reside in the EU, get ...