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Ukrainian's Ombudsman activeness in protection of women's rights was noted at OSCE seminar | April 20, 2011

OSCE seminar «The role of national institutions for human rights in and women's rights protection and gender equality support» with delegates from 17 countries, including representative of Ukrainian Ombudsman was held in Prague (Czech Republic), Nina Karpacheva's press-service informed.

Ukrainian Human Rights activist was refused to enter Belarus | April 20, 2011

The Belorussian frontier guards took off of the train Kiev-Minsk Ukrainian human rights activist Marina Tsapok in the night on April 20.

Special body for prevention of tortures to be set up in Ukraine | April 19, 2011

The Ministry of Justice develops the project of presidential decree on Commission for prevention of tortures.

The Russian Ombudsman will obtain more rights | April 18, 2011

The Ministry of justice prepared amendments to the Code of civil procedure. According to them Commissioner for human rights in Russia will be able to apply in a court "defending rights, freedoms and legal interests of indefinite circle of persons" in case he considers that rights are being violated by some rulings of authorities of any level; by their acts or omissions, Nezavisimaya newspaper informs.

Human rights activists mark growing of violence against women in Afghanistan | April 18, 2011

Violence against women in Afghanistan slowly but steadily grows, Afghanistan human rights activists consider. They differ in estimations regarding to the level of it though, a correspondent from RIA News informs.

COE commissioner to visit Georgia | April 18, 2011

According to deputy Minister of foreign affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze, Council of Europe commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg will visit Georgia on April 18-20.

Hindus laud Ukraine for initiating interfaith dialogue | April 18, 2011

Hindus have applauded Ukraine for its reported announcement of hosting an annual international interfaith conference involving leaders of major religions to be called “Kyiv Interfaith Forum”.

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem thanked and blessed Viktor Yanukovych | April 14, 2011

Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem in his letter blessed the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich for his good beginnings.

The law on implementation of decisions of European Court of Human Rights went into force | April 14, 2011

The law of Ukraine "On execution of decisions and application of the European Court of Human Rights practice " came into effect on April, 13. The text of the law is published in Golos Ukrainy newspaper.

Tbilisi doesn't agree with some conclusions in the US Department of State report on Human Rights in Georgia | April 14, 2011

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia welcomes the US Department of State report on human rights in Georgia for year 2010, though it does not agree with its certain parts.