Online presentation: Human rights violations perpetrated in conflict-related criminal proceedings and processes related to eastern Ukraine and Crimea
United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
15:00 pm, Wednesday, 2 September 2020, via Zoom.
Please confirm your attendance by 6pm, 1 September 2020 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has the honour to invite you to the presentation of its new thematic report on human rights in the administration of justice in conflict-related criminal cases.
The report analyses human rights violations committed in the course of criminal proceedings and processes related to the armed conflicts in eastern Ukraine and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol, temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. It covers the period from April 2014 to April 2020.
The presentation will take place online, at 15:00 on Wednesday, 2 September 2020, via Zoom. Please confirm your attendance by 6pm on 1 September 2020 via e-mail to email@example.com. Once your participation is confirmed, you will receive a Zoom link with the connection details.
The presentation will be organized in the format of an online panel discussion with external speakers. During the event, panelists will be able to respond to questions from the public. To ensure that the discussion flows swiftly and we accommodate as many questions as possible, we would be grateful to receive any questions that you may have in advance. They can be sent to this email.
Human rights violations perpetrated in conflict-related criminal proceedings and processes related to eastern Ukraine and Crimea
Representatives of the Mission, along with national human rights experts, will discuss patterns of violations identified in the administering of justice in conflict-related cases described in the report, and what can be done to improve the situation.
During the event, we will discuss:
• human rights violations committed in the course of criminal proceedings and processes related to the armed conflicts in eastern Ukraine and in Crimea;
• violations of the fair trial rights of persons living in territory controlled by self-proclaimed ‘republics’;
• how deficiencies in the justice system in Crimea result in violations of fair trial rights and due process guarantees;
• measures to prevent further violations of the right to a fair trial in all cases, not just conflict-related criminal cases.
The presentation will be held in English and Ukrainian with simultaneous translation. Interpretation into sign language will also be provided.
• Matilda Bogner – Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU)
• Sergii Kurnosenko – Human Rights Officer, HRMMU
• Mykhailo Sorochyshyn – Human Rights Officer, HRMMU
• Diarmuid Cunniffe – Human Rights Officer, HRMMU
• Roman Romanov – International Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine
• Oleksandra Matviichuk – Center for Civil Liberties
• Tetiana Pechonchyk – Zmina
A live stream of the event will be also available on the HRMMU Facebook page.