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

Germany to change residence rules for Ukrainians from 1 September

Germany to change residence rules for Ukrainians from 1 September

Those staying in Germany for more than three months must obtain a temporary protection registration, otherwise they will not be able to legally stay in the FRG, or leave the ...
OSCE to look into human rights abuses in Russia

OSCE to look into human rights abuses in Russia

OSCE participating States will launch a "Moscow Mechanism" because of possible violations by Russia of its commitments to respect the rights of its citizens. 38 of the 57 member states ...
European Commissioner: Refugees from Ukraine can return to the EU again at any time

European Commissioner: Refugees from Ukraine can return to the EU again at any time

Refugees from Ukraine who have moved to the EU and then decide to re-enter their home country will be able to return to the EU at any time during the ...
July 5 - August 2, 2022. Ukrainian ISHR team provides humanitarian assistance in Zaporizhzhia

July 5 – August 2, 2022. Ukrainian ISHR team provides humanitarian assistance in Zaporizhzhia

Zaporizhzhia is now back on everyone's radar. Europe's largest nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia region in south-eastern Ukraine has recently came under fire again. In this war-torn region, ...
The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The Chisinau Municipal Centre for Refugees has received the third consignment of humanitarian aid from the German city of Mannheim. The donations, consisting of hygiene products such as detergents, nappies, ...
School enrolment in different European countries for refugees from Ukraine

School enrolment in different European countries for refugees from Ukraine

Many refugees face the problem that it is already necessary to prepare their children in schools in the host country. The war in Ukraine is ongoing and a peace settlement ...
Russian prisons recruit prisoners for war in Ukraine

Russian prisons recruit prisoners for war in Ukraine

The website gulagu.net reported on repeated cases of agitation and recruitment of prisoners in Russian colonies to take part in combat operations in Ukraine. Prisoners are offered the following: To ...
Where to find help for refugees in Germany

Where to find help for refugees in Germany

There is a central German portal that has been created by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Comprehensive Development. This portal provides detailed information on staying in Germany. Where ...