Monitoring constitutional rights and freedoms in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Annoucements, Crimea, Human Rights, News, Ukraine

Constitutional rights of citizens on the entire Crimean Peninsula are at risk. Most reports coming out of the region betray a desire to increase tensions between all groups comprising the Crimean society, using any incident that may have happened. This information is highly politicized and propagandistic. Most importantly, it completely ignores international human rights standards. Consequently, actions aimed at defending human rights — actions involving communication and cooperation between national and local government bodies and between civic and informal organizations — have ceased completely.

We undertake to monitor constitutional rights and freedoms in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in order to produce a reliable assessment of the reality on the ground and propose appropriate tools that could lower the threat to human rights and freedoms in the current situation. We will gather information using eyewitness observations, interviews with persons who took part in local events and information requests filed at various government offices.

We will monitor compliance with Ukrainian Constitution paragraphs 24, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34 and 39. Our goal is to compile a systematic report on human rights violations and draw conclusions. We will use our website and our social media networks to publicize our activity in detail. Maidan Monitoring project coordinator Volodymyr Khanas will lead this monitoring group. You can ask him questions by e-mail at  khanas.volodymyr@gmail.com

You can read about us here

Our plan is to send ten monitoring experts to Crimea for a seven-day mission. To carry out this project, we need to raise 500 hryvnyas per day per person. This amount covers transportation costs.

We hereby announce a fundraiser to pay for the costs of the mission described above. We promise to report publicly on how we used the funds we have raised.

You can transfer money to the following address (in US Dollars):

Beneficiary: Maidan Monitoring Information Centre

EDRPOU: 38493455

Account number: 260061104 (USD)

Bank: FUIB (PUBLIC JOINT STOCK COMPANY “FIRST UKRAINIAN INTERNATIONAL BANK”)

MFO code: 334851

EDRPOU: 14282829

Telex: 732139 FUIBUX

S.W.I.F.T.: FUIBUA2X

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