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07 December 2017

New Research Reveals the Real Practice of Prosecutors at the Stage of Pre-Trial Investigation

On October 11, a unique large-scale study of the actual practice of public prosecutors at the stage of pre-trial investigation was released. The study titled "The Role of the Public Prosecutor at the Pre-Trial Stage of the Criminal Proceedings" was conducted through the initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation during 2016-2017 by a group of 18 researchers. They assessed the actual practice of...

22 November 2017

Rebuttal of the October 9 National Consultation in Hungary

On October 9, 2017, the Hungarian government mailed a national consultation to all eight million eligible Hungarian voters purporting to solicit their opinions about a so-called “Soros Plan.” The statements in the national consultation contain distortions and outright lies that deliberately mislead Hungarians about George Soros’s views on migrants and refugees. Hungarian government officials also falsely...

23 October 2017

On the Healthcare Reform

The adoption of the above laws is also important in regard to the long-lasting efforts of the Foundation and its program “Public Health” aimed to support initiatives and projects whose output was taken into account during the preparation of these draft laws. At the same time, the adopted law is based on meticulous expert work assisted by the Foundation following the initiative of George Soros.

18 October 2017

A Solid Foundation for the Open Society of Ukraine

George Soros has announced his decision to give USD 18 billion of his own wealth to the Open Society Foundations, a network that he founded. This step will significantly strengthen the wing of philanthropy aiming at supporting the development of successful democratic societies based on respect for human rights and the rule of law. Today the Open Society Foundations, to which the International Renaissance...

17 October 2017

Experts from All Over Eurasia Come Together to Ivano-Frankivsk to Discuss Best Practices in Palliative Care

On October 17–18, the international conference “Palliative Care Practices in the Eurasian Region. Experience Exchange” is hosted in Ivano-Frankivsk. The event is attended by representatives of the World Health Organization, Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine, Europe and Central Asia department of “Human Rights Watch”, Open Society Foundation as well as experts in palliative care from 9 countries.

12 October 2017

Statement by the Administration of the International Renaissance Foundation

The Administration of the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), in response to accusations against the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV / AIDS Charitable Organization and the Patients of Ukraine Charitable Foundation of misappropriation and misuse of grant funds, made by Ukraine's law enforcement authorities, is compelled to make the following statement.

05 October 2017

An Inclusive Ukrainian Education: Op-ed by the Chairman of the IRF Board

While minority languages are important and the rights of their speakers must be respected, it is the official language that unites a society and enables citizens to participate economically and politically. Ukraine’s government has the right – indeed, the duty – to ensure that all of its citizens learn Ukrainian effectively.

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