New York, NY, November 30, 2015 – In the spring of 2015, an international team of lawyers, with the support and endorsement of the New York University School of Law, prepared a human rights report entitled “Human Rights in Occupied Territory: Case of Crimea,” issued in June 2015 under the auspices of the Ukrainian-American nonprofit organization Razom, Inc. The report analyzes the current human rights situation in Crimea, and provides recommendations on how to address the situation to local and regional governments, international community, civil society and media, and the population of Crimea.
We would like to share a special report completed by our OKO media monitoring team.
The subject of Flight MH-17, shot down over Donbas, was widely discussed in the world mass-media several times during the last year. Since July, 2014 until today, the search engine of the OKO project filtered over 13 thousand articles and videos concerning Flight MH-17, the course of investigation and the victims of this tragedy. OKO volunteer-annotators used our informational system to group each article into shorter list of main topics and write short comment about it.
On behalf of Razom, a team of international lawyers has just completed work on a second legal report “Human Rights on Occupied Territory: Case of Crimea”.
Representatives of UNHCR (UN Refugee agency), UNICEF, and ECHO (EU Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department) spoke about their important work of alleviating human suffering in Ukraine. They reaffirmed their commitment to providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced people in Ukraine. These organizations are also ready to help Ukraine’s government rise to the urgent challenge of implementing the legal framework and physical infrastructure necessary to respond to the current IDP crisis.
On April 13th, 2015 Yale historian Timothy Snyder spoke at Columbia University on the ongoing hybrid war between Russian and Ukraine, and its significance for the region, Europe, and the world. Professor Snyder discussed how what may appear to be a regional crisis could soon shape more of the world.
The American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS), the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI), and the Shevchenko Scientific Society, with assistance from Razom, jointly offer the below information to news organizations and journalists in order to facilitate a better understanding of some basic background information about Ukraine and the so-called “Ukraine Crisis.”
New York – A team of international lawyers has just released its Report, “Crisis in Ukraine: Its Legal Dimensions” and recommendations on the ongoing crisis and armed conflict in Ukraine. Prepared for Razom, a Ukrainian-American human rights organization, this team of highly trained international lawyers has outlined legal conclusions on Eastern Ukraine; the annexation of Crimea; the Budapest Memorandum on international security guarantees; and the human rights and humanitarian law at issue.