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Observation Mission – Human Rights in Ukraine: Selected cases of persecution of civil society activists since 2014

14 July 2020

This report includes, among else, direct observations made during a human rights monitoring mission to Ukraine in the period between 16–19 March 2019. The mission was held at the invitation of representatives of Ukrainian civil society. The mission visited Odessa and Kyiv, where a number of meetings were held with civil society activists, human rights activists, experts, relatives of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, political refugees, Ukrainian officials, and diplomats accredited in the country. In addition to the meetings, the mission participants monitored a peaceful protest in Odessa on 16 March, 2019 and attended a round table in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 18 March 2019.

Attacks on judges and independent prosecutors in Poland. An ODF event at the OSCE forum

30 September 2019

Due to the intensification of attacks on judges and prosecutors belonging to the Association of Polish Independent Prosecutors, Lex Super Omnia, we held a discussion on their current situation on 26 September 2019.

ODF organises two side-events at OSCE HDIM 2019

13 September 2019

During the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, ODF will be in Warsaw with a delegation of human rights defenders and activists. The first event will take place on Wednesday 18 at 8:15 in Meeting Room 1.

Bartosz Kramek for Gazeta Wyborcza: PiS, Moldova – a common issue

29 April 2019

The Open Dialogue Foundation won the trial with the “Gazeta Polska” magazine, so now editor Tomasz Sakiewicz threatens the judge. And the PiS propaganda attacks the Foundation using a grotesque report of the oligarchic and corrupt parliament of Moldova.

Law and Justice’s campaign against the Open Dialogue Foundation

18 February 2019

Following the coming to power of Jarosław Kaczyński’s Law and Justice party and its president Andrzej Duda in 2015, the state of the rule of law and democracy in Poland steadily deteriorated, as universally acknowledged by the international community, including the first ever… (read more)

PACE side event: Shrinking space for civil society and persecution of human rights activists

8 October 2018

Populists and nationalism are on the rise in many European countries. Sadly, my second homeland, Poland is not an exception but a growing concern for its citizens, residents and the international community.

Report: The authorities of Moldova roll back the democratisation process and fail to fulfill their obligations to the EU

17 May 2018

Year in and year out, Moldova cannot shake off the shackles of corruption, oligarchy, and selective justice. International partners expressed their readiness to render assistance to the country in carrying out the necessary reforms, but they have faced sabotage and inactivity

Open Address of the Human Rights Agenda on freedom of religion in the occupied Crimea and in certain territories controlled by Russia to Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

9 April 2018

The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation with the use of its own armed forces in March 2014 caused numerous violations of rights and freedoms, including freedom of thought and expression, conscience and religion.

Response to the report “Activities and connections of the Open Dialog Foundation” dated August 14, 2017

6 November 2017

Following its firm statement in defence of the independence of the judiciary, and thus, against violation of the Constitution and the rule of law in Poland, on 21 July 2017, ODF became the object of unprecedented attacks by the Polish governmental administration and broader right-wing circles.

Moldova: Prosecution of counsel Ana Ursachi

6 December 2016

Counsel Ana Ursachi represents the interests of numerous opponents of the powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc who exerts influence on the judiciary and law enforcement agencies of Moldova and may be involved in her unlawful criminal prosecution.

Report: Analysis of documents in the case of Ablyazov

11 September 2015

Kazakhstan is orchestrating the Ukrainian and Russian investigations in the case of an opposition politician and applies illegal lobbying mechanisms in Europe.

Report: Volunteer battalions. Origin, operation, controversies

18 May 2015

A lot of controversies have arisen in connection with the volunteer battalions which have been involved in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. To a great extent, this is due to Russian media propaganda which promulgates the notion that the battalion soldiers are, in fact, ‘fascists’.

Report: The case of Mukhtar Ablyazov in Ukraine

24 March 2015

Illegal cooperation with the Kazakh authorities discredits the new leadership of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies

Evidence of the fabrication of the extradition request with regard to the opposition politician

9 October 2014

Criminal prosecution of Mukhtar Ablyazov is being carried out on the political order of the Kazakh authorities. In cooperation with Ukrainian and Russian investigative authorities, Kazakhstan is striving to bring about the extradition of an opponent of the regime.

European Parliament resolution on Kazakhstan

23 November 2012

European Parliament resolution of 22 November 2012 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the European External Action Service on the negotiations for an EU-Kazakhstan enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement