Territory where the Rule of Gun Works. Monitoring Results of Our Mission to Crimea in March 2014

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

The mission of Maidan Monitoring Information Center had been working in Crimean Peninsula since March 14 to March 23 evaluating the state of observance of constitutional rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine. The mission included 12 monitors. They visited all cities and towns and some villages of Crimea.

Why did Ukraine’s Yanukovych give in to Russian pressure on EU deal?

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Summary: Despite the desire held by many Ukrainians to be more aligned with the European Union, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was swayed by pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to reject a free trade agreement. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution about Yanukovych’s options for the current crisis. This interview aired on…

Maps of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine

May 27th, 2013 | By

“Maidan Monitoring” Information Center presented the results of monitoring of observance of the right to peaceful assembly by the Ukrainian government authorities.

Freedom of Peaceful Gatherings in Ukraine 2012

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

A chapter from an annual report of humar rights organizations “Human rights in Ukraine 2012”. Authored by Natalka Zubar and Olexander Severyn, doctor of law.

How Ukrainians Use Their Right to Petition the Government?

Jan 11th, 2013 | By

Stats were provided by 53 central government institutions, 25 regional state administrations, City Councils of 22 regional centers, Kyiv and Sevastopol. The research revealed the lack of uniform statistical reports on citizens’ petitions and different approach across the institutions.

Civil Freedoms: the Ukrainian Way. Or Soviet?

Aug 13th, 2012 | By
Placard says "Society without the journalists is blind and deaf". In Kharkiv.

Short summary of monitoring of civil freedoms in Ukraine – freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of information.

Before the Official Start of Parliamentary Election in Ukraine

Aug 7th, 2012 | By
Food packages from O.Onyshchenko. Near Kyiv.

Parliamentary election campaign in Ukraine officially started on July 30th 2012. Before that date our monitoring map  had accumulated 179 citizens’ complaints about violations of the Law “On Elections of People’s Deputies of Ukraine”.

The Most Vital Problems with The Implementation of the Right to Peaceful Assembly in Ukraine

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By
Kiyv, 24.08.2001, photo by Viktor Kruk

Our monitoring had confirmed an internationally accepted viewpoint the right to peaceful assembly as one of the most endangered political freedom in Ukraine.

Law on Access to Public Information limits access to information

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

Recently Maidan’s lawyer sent request for information to Ministry of Justice asking to provide the number of legal acts marked “For official use” and with other illegal classification marks issued in 2011. He has been sending such requests since 2005 and always got a meaningful answer with numbers which we always published.

A pleasant surpise: Ukraine’s President Accused of Plagiarism

Oct 28th, 2011 | By

Some time ago I wrote a commentary on the incumbent President’s new book called “Opportunity Ukraine”. Today I was informed by a friend, halfway around the globe that a blogger at the New York Times had picked up on my commentary. This is both pleasant and refreshing, and it can be read here in Ukraine’s…