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

New payment for Ukrainians from the UN

New payment for Ukrainians from the UN

On the eve of winter, vulnerable categories of Ukrainians need special support, so they will be able to receive payments from the UN for several months at a time. First ...
The Netherlands changes the rules of stay for Ukrainian refugees

The Netherlands changes the rules of stay for Ukrainian refugees

The Dutch government has announced some changes in the order of stay for Ukrainian refugees. So, from November 1, the passport will have to have a mark confirming the status ...
A new app for Ukrainians appeared in Europe - it will help find volunteers

A new app for Ukrainians appeared in Europe – it will help find volunteers

There are millions of Ukrainian refugees in Europe. They need the help of volunteers. It is provided by various organizations. How to find volunteers in Europe Now for Ukrainians abroad, ...
Ireland warns of shortage of places for Ukrainian refugees

Ireland warns of shortage of places for Ukrainian refugees

This threatens that they will not have the places where to sleep. Roderic O'Gorman, the country's Minister for Children and Youth, told RTÉ radio that the government had warned the ...
The people of Ukraine have won the Sakharov Prize 2022

The people of Ukraine have won the Sakharov Prize 2022

Members of the European Parliament have awarded the people of Ukraine, represented by the president and civil society, the 2022 Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The winner of ...
October 20, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Sumy, Poltava and Zaporizhzhia regions

October 20, 2022. IAC ISHR provides humanitarian aid in Sumy, Poltava and Zaporizhzhia regions

Ukraine. IAC ISHR keeps helping people in need 20.10.2022 📦IAC ISHR provided humanitarian aid in the form of food to the Konotop boarding school (Sumy region). The boarding school is ...
October 8-13, 2022. ISHR helps people in Poltava, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions

October 8-13, 2022. ISHR helps people in Poltava, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions

IAC ISHR continues to provide humanitarian aid in different regions of Ukraine. October 8, 2022, Shishatskaya TG (Poltava region), Ukraine. 📦IAC ISHR distributed 370 family hygiene kits, which will last ...
Refugee financial assistance programme in Moldova

Refugee financial assistance programme in Moldova

What is UNHCR's financial assistance programme in Moldova? The Refugee Financial Assistance Programme in Moldova is managed by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its partners, Catholic Relief Services ...