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The Interfactional Parliamentary Association “For the Protection of Violated Rights of Citizens and Against Political Repression “Forbidden to Forbid” seeks to reveal, examine and prevent violations of the Constitution of Ukraine, laws of Ukraine, and international obligations of Ukraine

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In order to protect the freedom of expression as a fundamental value without which Ukrainian democracy cannot endure, a group of concerned journalists prepared a collective appeal to the heads of diplomatic missions of the United States and European countries in Ukraine with the request to support the organization of a round table, under the patronage of the US Parliament, PACE, the Council of Europe and The European Parliament. The Interfactional Association acted as a signer of the appeal.
 
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Human Rights in Ukraine

Human rights monitoring in Ukraine in the second half of 2017

Present report analyzes the situation with respect to a number of constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens. Particular attention is paid to the right for freedom of speech, the rights of believers, ensuring the security of citizens, limiting the rights of ethnic and linguistic minorities, securing the right for justice, the right of citizens to gather and freely express their views.

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Monitoring of the human rights observance in Ukraine (April–July 2017)

The state is cracking down on freedom of speech in all its forms has taken a truly threatening dimension: the nationwide television company is closed, chief editors of the largest and opposition mass media of the country are arrested, citizens’ access to the most widespread social networks is blocked.

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Lustration in Ukraine: expert opinion

Current legislation of Ukraine on lustration violates human rights and freedoms. This practice is not so-called soft law, advisory opinions of international organizations or adherence to European values. It is an evident violation of its own legal obligations by Ukraine as a member of the Council of Europe.

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Violation of the right to privacy in Ukraine

In Ukraine the importance of this right for the life of every normal person is often neglected which runs contrary to the world trends and European standards.

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Breach of parliamentarian rights in Ukraine

Members of Parliament in all civilized countries enjoy particular respect and a number of extra rights since they are the direct representatives of the citizens with their powers delegated by the people. Unfortunately, recently in Ukraine disregard for the rights of parliamentarians has become a common practice. Most clearly this can be seen in respect to the opposition MPs.

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