Annual Report: Ukraine 2013

May 29, 2013

Annual Report: Ukraine 2013

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  • On 20 May, the Kyiv Pride march was called off just 30 minutes before it was due to begin after police warned that a large number of nationalist and religious protesters had threatened to interrupt the march. One of the organizers was beaten by a gang of youths and another was sprayed with mace.

International justice

On 24 October, the government stated that Ukraine remained committed to the idea of the establishment of an International Criminal Court. However, no steps were taken to make the necessary legislative changes to implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities to which Ukraine acceded on 20 January 2000 and 29 January 2007 respectively.

Amnesty International visits/reports

  • Amnesty International delegates visited Ukraine in April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • Ukraine: Euro 2012 jeopardised by criminal police force (EUR 50/005/2012)
  • Ukraine: Proposed laws discriminate against LGBTI people and violate children's rights (EUR 50/008/2012)
  • Ukraine: Authorities should not extradite refugees back to torture in Uzbekistan (EUR 50/010/2012)
  • Ukraine: Leonid Razvozzhayev abduction must be investigated (PRE01/518/2012)