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Foreign students rights in the interaction with employees of Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies

26.07.13 | Mariia Kolokolova&Svitlana Shcherban

This brochure contains answers to the most important questions about legal status of foreign students and rules how to deal with police (militia).The brochure could be useful for all foreign students and entrants of institutions of higher education, Centers for International Education in Ukraine, theemployees of the Internal Affairs and the State Migration Service of Ukraine, human rights activists, academicians, sociologists and others interested inthe foreign students’ rights in Ukraine theme.

How prisons became asylums, but worse: confinement without treatment

29.01.13 | Sadhbh Walshe | guardian.co.uk
The case of Jan Green, placed in solitary when suffering from symptoms, is typical of how prisons warehouse the mentally ill. Surveys have shown that about three in four women in jail in the US have a mental health problem.

Monitoring of unlawful violence in Ukrainian police: results of the survey

20.03.12 | Denys Kobzin
Some results of the monitoring survey of year 2011

Speeches Compendium and Recommendations of the Third East European Conference on National Preventive Mechanisms, Combating and Investigating Ill-Treatment, held in Odessa, Ukraine on November 2-3, 2010

06.05.11 | Andrew Chernousov
The right to freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is an imperative norm of international law. According to major international human rights instruments such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and others, no derogation (no exception) is allowed from this fundamental human right.

SUMMARY OF THE RESEARCH MONITORING OF UNLAWFUL VIOLENCE IN MILITIA - 2010

03.05.11 | Denys Kobzin, Andrew Chernousov
In the previous edition of the Monitoring of unlawful violence in militia - 2009 weve ascertained that Ukraine has made a number of sufficient steps forward in the direction of improving standards of human rights protection. But to our deepest regret finalizing results of year 2010, we should admit absence of any promotion of declared changes and the beginning of the dangerous reverse action.

Deaths in militia (police) custody: what to do?

24.03.11 | Andrew Chernousov, translated by Maria Kolokolova
Deaths in militia (police) custody: what to do? For the last year the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine became a some sort of record holder: under its jurisdiction more then 50 Ukrainians DIED. Of course not all deaths were caused by militiamen, but in significant number of cases they were involved. Igor Indylo, Myhailo Stadnyk, Dmytro Yashchuk, Olexandr Razumenko this list may be continued, but all these names are combined by one disaster they DIED in militia stations

SUMMARY OF THE RESEARCH UNLAWFUL VIOLENCE IN MILITIA - 2009

08.02.11 | Denys Kobzin
For the research weve selected 5 regions, which are structurally represented different parts of Ukraine: Lviv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Kiev and Crimea. In each region in the course of mass survey were conducted 600 face-to-face interviews in randomized sample. Thus, in Donetsk Region the survey was conducted in Regional centre, 5 other Regional Cities, one settlement and three villages; in Kiev Region in Kiev, four cities of the Region, one settlement and 4 villages; in Lviv in Regional Centre, three Regional Cities, one settlement and 11 villages; in Odessa in the Regional Centre, three Regional Cities, one settlement and 9 villages; in Kharkiv in the Regional Center, three Regional cities, one settlement and six villages. Viewing purposes and goals, characteristics of the research object, in the given sociological survey was used two-level sampling with use of systematic sampling on the first stage and randomized sampling on the second stage. On the first step of sampling from general population, represented by lists of addresses of households by using the systematic selection were selected 180 starting points of respondents. These starting points were the beginning for the respondent chain consisting of 5 addresses. On the second step of the sampling (selecting respondents in households) was used procedure of randomized sampling the nearest birthday in the household. Parameters of the sample as a whole reflect the model of general population and meet requirements of representativeness. Sampling error is not exceeding 0,5%. This gives us an opportunity to spread all conclusions of the research to the whole general population with an error of 0,5%. All research data were mathematically processed with use of statistic package of SPSS (ver.13.0).