UHHRU Press Conference “Human Rights during the armed conflict in Ukraine”

12December 2017


On Tuesday, December 12, at 12:30, the Glavkom Press Center (8/20, Shovkovychna St., Kyiv) will host a press conference titled “Human Rights in Armed Conflict in Ukraine” by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.


Oleksandr Pavlichenko, Executive Director of UHHRU

Oleh Martynenko, Head of UHHRU’s analytical direction

Alina Pavliuk, a lawyer of the Strategic Litigations Center of UHHRU

Participants of the press conference will review the main tendencies in human rights in 2017, as well as threats and perspectives expected in the next year. In particular, UHHRU experts will focus on the strategic challenges related to the armed conflict, work of the International Criminal Court in investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine, human rights situation in Ukraine, including in the Crimean Peninsula occupied by Russia, and also in uncontrolled territories of certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the framework of the Human Rights in Action Program implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

The American people, through the USAID, have provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for 55 years. In Ukraine, USAID’s assistance focuses on three areas: Health and Social Transition, Economic Growth and Democracy and Governance. USAID has provided 1.8 bln. technical and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since 1992.

For additional information about USAID programs in Ukraine, please visit our website: or our Facebook page at

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