• Submunitions that failed to explode during a cluster munition attack on Stakhanov on January 23.
    Government and Russia-backed rebel forces repeatedly used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine in January and February 2015, killing at least 13 civilians, including at least two children. The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the weapon’s indiscriminate nature and may constitute a war crime.

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  • Apr 27, 2015

    Human Rights Watch, Insight, and Transgender Europe (TGEU) (the complainants) submit that the provisions of the current Ukrainian legal gender recognition procedure and the manner in which it is implemented violate internationally protected human rights of transgender people in Ukraine, including the right to health and the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.  

  • Apr 18, 2015
    Ukrainian authorities should ensure that the investigation into the murder of Oles Buzyna, a journalist who was shot and killed on April 16, 2015, is effective, impartial, and transparent.
  • Apr 6, 2015
    There is significant evidence from various locations that several types of landmines were available to parties to the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels that erupted in early 2014, initially in Crimea in the south, then in Ukraine’s eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • Mar 19, 2015
    Government and Russia-backed rebel forces repeatedly used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine in January and February 2015, killing at least 13 civilians, including at least two children. The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the weapon’s indiscriminate nature and may constitute a war crime.
  • Mar 13, 2015
    Travel restrictions imposed by the government of Ukraine have contributed to serious delays in the delivery of humanitarian aid, particularly medicines and medical equipment, to civilians in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine. Human Rights Watch released a video based on interviews with medical personnel and patients in eastern Ukraine.
  • Mar 12, 2015
  • Feb 16, 2015
    Donetsk: ‘Did they come to an agreement?’ Sergey, my driver, asked anxiously as soon as I got into the car at 8 a.m. on Thursday. We had several hours of driving ahead of us so I read aloud from my Twitter feed to him during the trip. ‘Looks like they did … oh, wait … they went back. Proposed terms are not acceptable, Poroshenko says.’ Sergey’s face fell. He crossed himself, swore out loud, then apologised. ‘I just want this to be over. Can’t they have some vodka in Minsk, shake hands and stop doing this to the people?’
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  • Feb 3, 2015
    “We have a few questions for you," a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.