Major problems in practice of implementation of the Law “On access to public information” in Ukraine

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

Most of legislative acts adopted by central and local governments in order to implement the law “On access to public information”, violate that law by itself and restrict the right to access the information about the government activities which is guaranteed by that law.

The Right Inalienable and Inviolable?

Sep 18th, 2011 | By
Kiyv, 24.08.2001, photo by Viktor Kruk

Local authorities in Ukraine have no unified approach, no common practice of implementation of the right to free assembly. When citizens are trying to implement that right the authorities often violate the Constitution of Ukraine. Unnaturally high percentage of supported lawsuits of local authorities on the restriction of right to peaceful assembly could hardly mean impartiality of courts.

Democracy Deficit Grows in Former Soviet Union

Jun 27th, 2011 | By

The authoritarian countries of the former Soviet Union have built governance systems that are resistant to reform and therefore increasingly vulnerable to unpredictable crises of the sort recently seen in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new study released by Freedom House.

Regarding violations by the Republic of Belarus of the OSCE commitments to assist NGOs

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

We consider that the actions taken by the Belarusian authorities in relation to human rights defenders demonstrate disregard of international OSCE commitments of the Republic of Belarus, in particular, these action are in direct contravention of the provisions of the 1991 OSCE Moscow Document (primarily in terms of paragraphs 43.2, 43.3).

The Right to the Truth: past, present and future

Apr 26th, 2007 | By

The first phase of a project on ensuring the public’s right of access to information about the activities of the authorities carried out by the “Maidan” Alliance and the Civic Information and Methodology Centre “Vsesvit” [“Universe”] identified disturbing, if sometimes also absurd, discrepancies in how various State bodies interpreted the same norms of the Constitution and laws