THE BANNING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE

A SYMPOSIUM OF UKRAINIAN SOCIALISTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS On 16th December 2015, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv agreed to the request of the Minister of Justice to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) from being able to officially operate or participate in elections.  The move has been condemned by Amnesty International and the … Continue reading THE BANNING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE

Ukraine’s Decommunisation Law hammered by Venice Commission for violating democratic standards

Halya Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group One of the four controversial ‘decommunisation’ laws adopted in April 2015 has been scrutinized and seriously criticized by European constitutional law experts who say that it does not meet European standards. Much as predicted the joint interim opinion from the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR  found that … Continue reading Ukraine’s Decommunisation Law hammered by Venice Commission for violating democratic standards