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11 December 2023

How can the Ljubljana-The Hague Convention help the world and Ukraine in the fight against international crimes?

On May 26, 2023 in Ljubljana, 80 states, including Ukraine, approved the text of the Ljubljana-The Hague MLA Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Other International Crimes.
10 October 2023

Václav Havel and Ukraine

Speech on the International conference in Prague devoted to to Vaclav Gavel Prize on 10 October 2023.
29 September 2023

Torments, Torture Chambers, Executions: T4P Initiative Presents Two Submissions to the International Criminal Court

Information about extrajudicial executions of Ukrainians by the Russian military and Russian torture chambers in the occupied part of the Kharkiv Region will be sent to The Hague. In the new submissions to the ICC, human rights activists have argued that Russia’s actions constitute crimes against humanity.
19 September 2023

Police have set up in Bucha a documentation centre for Russian war crimes

To gather information about war crimes committed in the Kyiv Region by the Russian invaders, the Ukrainian police have set up a documentation centre in the town of Bucha and created a Telegram channel to cover the same subject.
18 September 2023

Trampling the starry firmament in their filthy boots

How the Russian invaders almost destroyed the UTR-2 telescope outside Hrakove (a village near Kharkiv), the largest of its kind in the world. For almost seven months the observatory was occupied by Russian forces. KHPG monitors visited the site in late autumn 2022.
30 August 2023

The Tribunal for Putin has published the first legal assessment of genocide in Ukraine

On 28 August, the human rights initiative T4P launched its submission to the International Criminal Court, detailing the acts of genocide committed by Russia in and around the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
29 August 2023

Shelling of civilians: The T4P Initiative has prepared a submission to the International Criminal Court. Press Release

On August 22, the T4P Initiative presented a document to the International Criminal Court regarding attacks on Ukrainian civilians by Russian troops.
20 May 2023

International Memorial Association Statement

On February 22, 2022, International Memorial was dissolved by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. But, as we see, Memorial cannot be “dissolved”, just as a human being cannot be deprived of their innate ability to keep memories and reflect.
23 April 2023

Torture in Captivity

During his unlawful detention, Anatoliy Tutov was beaten viciously, tortured with electric shocks, and threatened with being killed or crippled. His tormentors also demanded money.
14 March 2023

Terror, disappearances and mass deportation

On 1 March 2023, Yevhen Zakharov, director of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG), addressed the European Parliament’s sub-committee on human rights, and described the fate of Ukraine’s citizens in territories now occupied by Russia. This is an updated version of his address.
24 February 2023

For the anniversary of the invasion. Results

One year ago, Russia launched a massive invasion of Ukraine. The 'hybrid warfare' of the previous eight years became a full-blown aggressive war on a scale unseen in Europe since 1939. A statement by International Memorial.
24 February 2023

Ukraine: Justice for the most serious crimes will promote international peace and security

FIDH and its members worldwide call on international institutions and governments to ramp up efforts to ensure justice in Ukraine as a means of promoting international peace and security.
24 February 2023

A Year at War: the Prospects for our Victory

On the anniversary of Russia’s invasion: An Appeal by the ‘First of December Action Group’.
23 February 2023

Russia has not stopped killing and wounding Ukraine’s civilians

As Ukraine awaited a new invasion, Russia continued to shell and bomb its villages, towns and cities. On Monday 9 January 2023, for instance, bombs and shells took civilian lives in the city of Kherson and in the Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk Regions, wounding people there and in the Mykolaiv Region further to the west.
15 February 2023

The murder and rape of civilians was a deliberate policy, says SBU

Last month, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) published yet another intercepted phone call. They recorded a conversation between Russian soldiers about the war crimes they committed, and why.
22 January 2023

Helping people and gathering evidence: the KHPG in 2022

KHPG director Yevhen Zakharov recalls the challenges of 2022 and shows that the work of human rights defenders is also indispensable in wartime.
20 January 2023

War stories will be heard in nine languages — Memorial’s project

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group and Memorial organizations in the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy, and Germany to publish personal war stories of Ukrainians, 4-5 monthly.
28 December 2022

Homes and lives destroyed in northern Ukraine

The Russian invader left the Chernihiv Region (northwest Ukraine) six months ago. A team of lawyers and monitors from the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group went there to talk to the locals.
28 December 2022

Ukraine must ratify the Rome Statute now, says Nobel laureate

Ukraine signed the Rome Statute as long ago as 20 January 2000. It must ratify it as soon as possible, says Oleksandra Matviichuk, joint winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
12 December 2022

Goodness and truth must be able to protect themselves: Nobel Lecture by Ales Bialiatski

Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2022 Ales Bialiatski, delivered by Natallia Pinchuk, Oslo, 10 December 2022.
12 December 2022

Peace, memory, freedom: Nobel Lecture by Memorial

Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2022 Memorial, delivered by Jan Rachinsky, Oslo, 10 December 2022.
12 December 2022

Time to take responsibility: Nobel Lecture by Center for Civil Liberties

Nobel Lecture given by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2022 Center for Civil Liberties, delivered by Oleksandra Matviichuk, Oslo, 10 December 2022.
10 December 2022

Stolen washing machines, phosphorus bombs and abandoned Russian corpses

‘How could a person in his right mind do such things?’ (Alla Korzurina) The six-month nightmare endured by a village near Kharkiv, used first as a base and then as a target by Russian forces.
02 December 2022

The Russians ‘amused themselves’, destroying Izyum’s old buildings

Serhiy was hit by a cluster bomb and had to crawl to the nearest house for help. Russian forces were shelling a town they already occupied, of that he is convinced.