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

Refugees from Ukraine: Eastern European cities need support

Refugees from Ukraine: Eastern European cities need support

Representatives of cities and towns neighbouring Ukraine gathered in San Marino for the 83rd session of the UN Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management. "During the most difficult ...
EU Talent Pool experimental project

EU Talent Pool experimental project

Have you escaped the war in Ukraine and are looking for work in the EU? Through the EU Talent Pool experimental project, you can create your CV, present your qualifications ...
Ukrainian refugees will have their protection period in the EU extended

Ukrainian refugees will have their protection period in the EU extended

The European Commission has decided to extend the Temporary Protection Directive until March 2024. This instrument allows people coming from Ukraine to reside in the European Union while escaping war. ...
Nearly 2,000 families are on the street: Ukrainian refugees are deprived of housing in England

Nearly 2,000 families are on the street: Ukrainian refugees are deprived of housing in England

In just one month there have been 22% more homeless Ukrainian families in England. British sponsors of the "Home for Ukraine" programme can provide them with accommodation for a maximum ...
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Ukrainian Centre for Civil Liberties, Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and Russian Memorial

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Ukrainian Centre for Civil Liberties, Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and Russian Memorial

This year's Nobel Peace Prize 2022 laureates are human rights defenders: the Ukrainian Centre for Civil Liberties, Belarusian human rights defender and founder of the human rights organisation Viasna, recognised ...
More than 2,400 Ukrainian refugee children attend schools and kindergartens in Moldova

More than 2,400 Ukrainian refugee children attend schools and kindergartens in Moldova

According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Moldova, more than 2,400 refugee children from Ukraine attend schools and kindergartens in the country. There are 1,782 students enrolled in ...
October 1-5, 2022. Humanitarian aid for residents of Sumy and Kharkiv regions

October 1-5, 2022. Humanitarian aid for residents of Sumy and Kharkiv regions

IAC ISHR helps the people of Sumy and Kharkiv regions. Ukraine. Humanitarian aid for residents of Sumy and Kharkiv regions On October 1, IAC ISHR distributed 500 individual hygiene kits ...
OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February - 31 July 2022)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2022)

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February - 31 July 2022) The thirty-fourth report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on ...