Press Release

UN Human Rights Office to release its new report on Ukraine

22 September 2022

KYIV – UN Human Rights will release its new report, prepared by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU), on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, covering the period from 1 February 2022 to 31 July 2022.

Matilda Bogner, Head of Mission, will present the report at a press conference

at 12:00 on Tuesday, 27 September 2022,

at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (2 Khreshchatyk Street, (Ukrainian House), Kyiv).

The press conference will be in English, with interpretation into Ukrainian and sign language.
For accreditation, please email Tanya Korol at tetiana.korol@un.org

 LIVE stream will be available here.

The report is based on 78 field visits, 20 visits to places of detention, monitoring of 14 trial hearings, 14 visits to care institutions and shelters, and 1,024 interviews with victims and witnesses of human rights violations, as well as relatives of victims and their lawyers, Government representatives, members of civil society and other interlocutors.

The report details violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, including war crimes, documented by HRMMU. It highlights civilian casualties, damage to civilian infrastructure and housing, killings, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance, treatment of prisoners of war, torture and ill-treatment, including conflict-related sexual violence, and other human rights and humanitarian law violations.

It looks into the impact of hostilities on people and groups in situations of vulnerability, including persons with disabilities and older persons.

The report also provides specific recommendations to the governments of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, as well as to the international community, and calls for their swift implementation to improve the human rights situation in the country, better protect civilians and strengthen accountability.

Background: Deployed in March 2014, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine monitors, publicly reports and advocates on the human rights situation in the country with the aim of fostering access to justice and bringing perpetrators to account. In the context of the Russian Federation’s attack on Ukraine, the Mission has been fully dedicated to monitoring how the attack has impacted the human rights situation in Ukraine. HRMMU has relocated some of its operations due to hostilities and is now present in Uzhhorod, Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Poltava and Luhansk and conducts regular visits to other locations throughout the country. The Mission is continues to remotely monitor the human rights situation in Crimea. Every day, our human rights officers speak with victims and witnesses of human rights violations throughout the country, including in territory controlled by Russian armed forces and affiliated armed groups, and those from Crimea. 

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For more information or interviews, please contact: Tanya Korol at +380503868069 or e-mail tetiana.korol@un.org

Tanya Tesliuchenko

Tanya Korol

OHCHR
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