In March 2014, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right deployed to Ukraine a Human Rights Monitoring Mission to evaluate and report on the human rights situation and to provide support to the Government of Ukraine in the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Mission covers human rights developments in the whole country, with human rights monitors based in Kyiv, Donetsk, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Lviv.
As part of its work, the Mission prepares monthly reports describing the human rights situation and making recommendations. These reports are public and are available in English with unofficial translations into the Ukrainian and Russian languages.
Seven human rights monitoring reports have been produced so far this year and the eighth will be released before the end of Decemebr 2014.
The links below provide information about each report with a link to the original document in English, as well as the translations into Ukrainian and Russian for each of these reports:
20 November 2014:Civilians have continued to be killed, unlawfully detained, tortured and disappeared in eastern Ukraine, and the number of internally displaced people has risen considerably despite the announcement of a ceasefire on 5 September.
8 October 2014 - In spite of a fragile ceasefire over the past month in the east of Ukraine, the protracted conflict continues to kill and wound civilians, and deprive the more than five million residents in areas directly affected by the violence of their basic human rights, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.
29 August 2014 - Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new report issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Read-out of the speech of the UN Assistant Secretary General at the presentation of the report in Kyiv (English)
28 July 2014 - A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
18 June 2014 – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report on Ukraine that describes the breakdown of law and order in the areas held by armed groups in the east of the country – with increasing evidence of abductions, detentions, torture, and killings – as well as a number of “worrying trends” emerging in Crimea:
15 May 2014 – Assistant Secretary General Ivan Simonovic presented in Kyiv the second Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine with the focus on human rights challenges in the East and the South of Ukraine, and developments with regard to recommendations made in the first report. It also contains its own concrete recommendations, which are especially important ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections.
15 April 2014 – Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country, according to a UN human rights report.
Contact in Kyiv: Victoria Andrievska, UN Communication Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, +38044 2539363