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.

Reports

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News

Together with the refugees – the ISHR Christmas campaign in Lithuania

Together with the refugees – the ISHR Christmas campaign in Lithuania

As a sign of solidarity with the many Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania, the Lithuanian ISHR section launched a large Christmas campaign in the Ignalina and Vilnius area. 100 particularly needy ...
IAC ISHR holds a meeting with students of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

IAC ISHR holds a meeting with students of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

Last week IAC ISHR organized a meeting in the education cluster with students of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. After the greetings, we gave a description of the mission and principles ...
November 10-14, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Kharkiv and Poltava regions

November 10-14, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Kharkiv and Poltava regions

Ukraine. IAC ISHR keeps helping people in need November 10 and 11, 2022. IAC IAHR team visited two primary health care centers in Vasishchevo health center No. 3 and Tsirkuny ...
October 30 - November 10, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and Poltava regions

October 30 – November 10, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and Poltava regions

Ukraine. IAC ISHR keeps helping people in need On October 30, 2022, IAC ISHR visited the collective center for IDPs in Zaporizhzhia. 205 people were provided with individual hygiene kits. ...
"Izolyatsia" - torture cellars for Ukrainians and a symbol of "Russian World" in Donbass

“Izolyatsia” – torture cellars for Ukrainians and a symbol of “Russian World” in Donbass

Where people disappear If you ask Russians what the purpose of Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine is, you will most likely hear that they have come to "defend Donbass". And if ...
IGFM: Holodomor - killing by starvation - must not happen again

IGFM: Holodomor – killing by starvation – must not happen again

IGFM: Holodomor - killing by starvation - must not happen again For those who can: please, donate your "energy subsidy" to Ukraine Frankfurt am Main, 7 November 2022 - In ...
Ukrainians who went abroad because of the war should not return home this winter

Ukrainians who went abroad because of the war should not return home this winter

Ukrainians who fled abroad because of the war should not return home this winter, Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said in a telethon. "You ...
Berlin speaks of "practically exhausted" possibilities for accepting refugees

Berlin speaks of “practically exhausted” possibilities for accepting refugees

Berlin has "practically run out" of ways to accept refugees. Ruling Burgomaster Franziska Giffay said so, DW reported. "We urgently need more federal real estate to house people well," she ...