Continued Human Rights Suppression in Crimea


Despite the hopes raised by the Euromaidan movement and a decrease in the number of civilian causalities in Ukraine, the last two years have shown backsliding in many areas. The report of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine highlighted that “the situation in the east of Ukraine remains volatile and may develop into a ‘frozen conflict’, creating a protracted environment of insecurity and instability.”

In Crimea, restrictions on public demonstrations, civil society organizations, and the media are routine. This situation is exacerbated by concerted efforts to prevent Ukrainians and international human rights monitors, journalists, and others from traveling to Crimea. Governments, international organizations, and human rights organizations must take steps to bear witness to the on-going tragedy in Crimea and do their best to put a stop to it.

The National Endowment for Democracy, the World Movement for Democracy, and the Human Rights House Foundation

invite you to


Tetiana Pechonchyk

Human Rights Information Center (Ukraine)

Olga Skrypnyk

Crimean Human Rights Group

moderated by

Olga Tarasov

National Endowment for Democracy

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


1025 F St. NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20004



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