President signs dangerously flawed ‘decommunization’ laws

Halya Coynash  Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group  President Poroshenko has signed highly contentious laws one of which effectively criminalizes public expression of views held by many Ukrainians.  The assurance given that a bill will be tabled to rectify some of the problems appears to refer to only one of the laws and begs the question … Continue reading President signs dangerously flawed ‘decommunization’ laws

Continuing Obstruction of Odessa May 2 Investigation

Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Court rejection of a suit demanding access to forensic material connected with the events in Odessa on May 2, 2014 may not be breaking news, but it is yet another frustrating failure to understand the need for openness in this case.  Russian propaganda has from the outset worked to … Continue reading Continuing Obstruction of Odessa May 2 Investigation