Analysis of the state’s actions regarding the prisoners of war after release: problems of access to treatment and psychological rehabilitation

We are publishing english version of the information report by Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.

The publication analyzed state obligations in terms of international law, national legislation on guarantees of medical and psychological care to captives, and the practice of medical care and psychological rehabilitation. A separate section presents the data and methodology used in work. The report concludes with some recommendation – conclusions.

The authors express their sincere gratitude to Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group lawyer Gennadiy Tokarev, whose experience, efforts and diligence laid foundation for documenting war crimes and enabled the drafting of this report.

The report can be found here – ZvilnenyaViyskovyh_Engl_A4.

This publication 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.
Opinions, conclusions and recommendations presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the USAID or the United States Government. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and UHHRU.

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