Articles

21 April 2024

Strategic threat in the Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for implementing the powers of the prosecutor's Office in criminal prosecution for committing international crimes for 2023-2025 was approved.
18 April 2024

Forced disappearances in the Kharkiv Region: analytical review

In the period from 24 February 2022 to 31 March 2023, we recorded 1,874 cases of disappearances in the Kharkiv Region. A total of 2,025 people were missing.
14 April 2024

Speech at the opening of the Fourth Readings in memory of Arseniy Roginsky

It is necessary to create an International Tribunal with a special charter for the legal qualification of crimes of the communist regime of the USSR and post-communist Russia.
07 April 2024

Eight torture chambers in 21 months — the geography of captivity

‘…They kept telling us: we are changing you, we are going for an exchange. . . I moved from place to place eight times, thinking I was going on an exchange. Instead, they brought me to a new ‘reception’. . . As soon as we were unloaded from the police wagon, they started beating us’.
31 March 2024

Torturing the priests and destroying the churches

Below just some of the hundreds of Russian crimes against churches during the war in Ukraine are described.
28 March 2024

The Russians kidnapped two brothers from Enerhodar who worked at Zaporizhzhia NPP

Liudmyla Vasylivna is waiting for two relatives to return from Russian captivity: in September 2022, in Enerhodar, the Russians took her twin brothers, Serhii ta Oleksandr Korzh.
20 March 2024

Inaction as a path to impunity

For ten years, not a single court has considered this question: were the crimes against participants in the Revolution of Dignity crimes against humanity?
15 March 2024

He believed in Russia today, the place of a decent person is only in prison

Reminiscences about Oleh Orlov.
06 March 2024

Absence of law and international control

What happens to Ukrainian civilians in Russian captivity.
01 March 2024

Russia-Ukraine war: what does filtration mean?

A description is provided of the filtering procedures for Ukrainians forcibly deported to Russia.
25 February 2024

Civilians in captivity: In Oskil the invaders abducted a disabled man because of his diving suit

“Hello, my darlings. Hugs and kisses to you all. I’m alive and well and shall be back soon”. Tetiana received that short message from her husband in May 2023. She had not seen him since 19 June the previous year.
12 February 2024

The first trial in the USA about war-crimes in Ukraine

Aspects of the case of war-crimes against a US citizen committed in the Kherson Region.
08 February 2024

The Butchers of Vovchansk: Suspects named

They abducted the woman, fired a gun next to her ear, and beat her until she lost consciousness. Her tormentors have been named: a Russian citizen and someone from Luhansk are suspected of violating the laws and customs of war.
07 February 2024

Our people are at home: 207 Ukrainians were returned from captivity

On January 31, more than two hundred soldiers and civilians were returned from Russian captivity.
19 January 2024

Can History repeat itself?

In December 1943 four men were sentenced to death in Kharkiv. They were found guilty of committing war crimes in the Kharkiv Region during the German occupation. Should parallels be drawn between contemporary investigations of war crimes and those hearings?
04 January 2024

Transferring children to Russia is an Act of Genocide: Q&A

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) has made a Submission on the transfer and deportation of Ukrainian children to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court. Why do we need to prove that Russia’s actions constitute an Act of Genocide? Will it help those children return?
28 December 2023

How Ukrainian animals ended up on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Russia continues to destroy rare species and threatens all living things. More about the consequences of the Russian invasion on the Ukrainian environment can be seen in our material.
27 December 2023

On the use of civilians and civilian objects as ‘human shields’: 24 February 2022-7 February 2023 (Kharkiv Region)

The article analyzes information the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group collected on using civilians and civilian objects as cover during military operations.
15 December 2023

What does the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP mean in terms of war crimes?

The destruction of the Kakhovka HPP, which took place on June 6, 2023, reminded the whole world that in its brutality, Russian aggression against Ukraine is comparable with the events of World War II.
13 December 2023

The approach of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group to documenting crimes and helping their victims

The article focuses on international crimes committed by Russians since the onset of the full-scale military aggression.
10 December 2023

The shifting demography of the Occupied Territories (2022-2023)

Since Russia annexed Crimea in February-March 2014, and its supporters seized large parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, a great many war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed there.
06 December 2023

Russia has committed over five hundred crimes against Ukraine’s journalists and media outlets since 24 February 2023

More information about Russia’s cyber-attacks on Ukraine’s media and its abduction of Ukrainian journalists and media workers follows.
04 December 2023

Show trial begins in Russia of 25-year-old Iryna Navalna

The “irrefutable proof” against the young woman includes a “confession” almost certainly extracted through torture, her Ukrainian POW stepfather.
21 November 2023

Ukraine’s Path to Brussels Runs Through Rome

Once Again, Pros and Cons of Ratifying the Rome Statute.