29 February 2016 – The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will release its 13th report on the human rights situation in Ukraine on 3 March 2016.

The report will be launched with a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre, Khreschatyk street, 2 (Ukrainian house), Kyiv on Thursday 3 March 2016 at 12:00h (noon).

The report covers the period between 16 November 2015 and 15 February 2016, presenting findings regarding the human rights situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as the impact of the armed conflict elsewhere in the country.

The findings contained in the report are based on victim and witness interviews, corroborated and verified in accordance with United Nations human rights fact-finding methodology. The accounts were collected across Ukraine.

The report contains concrete recommendations to the Government of Ukraine and other parties to the armed conflict on how to improve their compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law obligations.

The report will be introduced by Ms. Fiona Frazer, the Head of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The presentation will be held in English with interpretation into Ukrainian. Questions will be taken in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

The Human Rights Monitoring Mission was deployed to Ukraine in March 2014. It has offices in Kyiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk and Odesa, covering the entire conflict-affected area on either side of the contact line.

The report will also be launched simultaneously by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on 3 March.

Copies of the new report and other materials will be made available at the press briefing. Further information about the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission and previous reports available at: http://www.un.org.ua/en/information-centre/news/1870

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For more information or interviews, please contact: Anastasiia Sientsova at+380503825140 or e-mail asientsova@ohchr.org