Lack of sufficient legislation to ensure protection of journalists

Gongadze v Ukraine (Application No 34056/02)

Briefed on: 10 September 2018

The case concerns the killing of a journalist and lack of effective investigation.

  • Action Plan from Ukraine (25/6/2018)

  • Briefing notes by Olena Protsenko, Lawyer at the Centre for Strategic Litigation of the Ukrainian Helsinki Rights Union

  • Recent Rule 9.2 submission (Sept. 2018) by the Ukrainian Helsinki Rights Union on this case

  • Final judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (8/2/2006)

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Non-enforcement of domestic judgments

Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivanov and Zhovner group v Ukraine (Appl. Nos. 40450/04, 56848/00)

Briefed on: 24 May 2017 and on 28 May 2018

These cases relate to the structural problem of non-enforcement or delayed enforcement of domestic judicial decisions, mostly delivered against the State and against state owned or controlled entities, and to the lack of an effective remedy in this respect.

  • Briefing memo of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for the briefing on 28 May 2018

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Inhuman and degrading prison conditions

Inhuman and degrading prison conditions

Nevmerzhitsky, Yakovenko, Logvinenko, Isayev and Melnik groups v Ukraine (Appl. No. 54825/00)

Briefed on: 24 November 2017 

    These cases concern inhuman and/or degrading treatment (Article 3) suffered by the applicants because of overcrowding and the poor conditions of prison and detention facilities; the unacceptable conditions for detainees during transfer by road and rail; and the inadequacy of medical care.

    • Briefing memo by Vitalia Lebid, Attorney at the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
    •  Case summary by the Council of Europe's Department for the Execution of Judgments
    •  Action Report by the Ukrainian authorities
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    Police abuse and the lack of effective investigations or remedies

    Police abuse and the lack of effective investigations or remedies

    Kaverzin, Afanasyev groups, Karabet and Others, and Belousov v Ukraine (Appl. Nos. 23893/03, 38722/02, 38906/07 and 4494/07)

    Briefed on: 24 November 2017

    This group of cases relates to torture and/or ill-treatment by police, the lack of effective investigations into such complaints and the absence of an effective remedy in this respect, in violation of Article 3 of the Convention. In some of the cases, the Court also found violations of Articles 5, 6, 13 and Article 1 of Protocol 1.

    • Background memo by Vitalia Lebid, Attorney at the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
    • Case summary of the Kaverzin and Afanasiyev groupsby the Council of Europe's Department for the Execution of Judgments
    • Action plan by the Ukrainian government
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