UHHRU leaves Interior Ministry’s Public Council

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has announced that the reports of its representative on the Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry force it to conclude that there is no interest within the Public Council in resolving problems related to human rights. “We link this with problems over the formation of the Council which led to a situation where of human rights organizations, only UHHRU had a representative on the Council. As a result, human rights issues for most members of the Council are of no interest.

UHHRU does not consider it useful to waste the organization’s resources on activities which are ineffective from the point of view of human rights. Nonetheless, the fact that the UHHRU representative is leaving the Council does not meant that we are stopping monitoring of Interior Ministry activities, nor any other forms of interaction with the Ministry on observance of human rights.”

Yevhen Zakharov, Head of the UHHRU Board

Arkady Bushchenko, Executive Director

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