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

Ukrainian refugees to be accommodated on cruise ships in Scotland

Ukrainian refugees to be accommodated on cruise ships in Scotland

Ukrainians fleeing the war will be resettled on two ships docked in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The cruise liners MS Ambition and MS Victoria will be used for the temporary resettlement ...
EU Council criticises Netherlands for reception conditions for refugees from Ukraine

EU Council criticises Netherlands for reception conditions for refugees from Ukraine

The situation faced by asylum seekers in the Netherlands has long been unacceptable and has "worsened in recent months". This was announced by the press office of the Council of ...
How Ukrainian refugees are received in Germany

How Ukrainian refugees are received in Germany

Accelerated integration for those wishing to The number of refugees from Ukraine registered in the German Central Register is approaching one million: at the beginning of August, 900,479 Ukrainian citizens ...
More than 700 Ukrainian citizens have been employed in Moldova

More than 700 Ukrainian citizens have been employed in Moldova

At the beginning of September, the National Employment Agency received information from business entities according to which 746 Ukrainian citizens, mostly women, were employed in Moldova. Most Ukrainian citizens in ...
Zaporizhzhya officials have embezzled millions of dollars in humanitarian aid

Zaporizhzhya officials have embezzled millions of dollars in humanitarian aid

The NABU, together with the SBU, conducted more than 20 searches in Zaporizhzhya yesterday. Officials are suspected of stealing (WARNING): ▪️22 shipping containers ▪️389 railway wagons ▪️220 trucks According to ...
Ukraine. ISHR humanitarian aid in the war zone. Bucha and Borodyanka, we will not forget you

Ukraine. ISHR humanitarian aid in the war zone. Bucha and Borodyanka, we will not forget you

Half a year later incomprehensible, in Borodyanka the heart goes into shock again, there is only one remedy - Tackle After the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kiev area ...
Switzerland tightens rules for refugee aid

Switzerland tightens rules for refugee aid

More than 60,000 people have been granted protection status in Switzerland since the start of hostilities in Ukraine. S protection status allows them to receive social assistance and the right ...
Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Russia's war against Ukraine sparked a huge wave of solidarity in Europe, with governments and ordinary people rushing to help those fleeing the conflict. The UN estimates that more than ...