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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...

19 December 2016


The practice of providing free legal aid to poor people has been always existing. However, the term "clinical legal education" appeared in the early twentieth century in the United States. Its appearance has identified a new trend in the field of legal science.

17 December 2016


For the second year Human Rights and Justice Program Initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation supports the implementation of projects aimed at reforming the police. And not only for structural and organizational changes, and - most importantly - the transformation of their philosophy. In particular, the introduction of the police work’s new principles is focused on the needs of local communities...

30 November 2016


AUCO "Fulcrum" in partnership with the Women's Consortium of Ukraine and the National Assembly of the Disabled of Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation and the Coalition for Combating Discrimination in Ukraine presented Ukrainian Corporate Equality Index 2016.

06 October 2016

New materials on Euromaidan crimes filed to Hague

On October 5, the materials proving the scale and systemic character of crimes against civilians committed during the Euromaidan events were filed to the International Criminal Court. A formal letter to the court in Hague was signed at the press conference by Markiyan Galabala, one of the Heavenly Hundred’s attorneys, and Roman Romanov, Human Rights and Justice Program Initiative Director, the International...

02 March 2016

Preventing torture in Ukraine: the NPM experience

Passengers of the Sharm el-Sheikh flight in Zaporizhzhya airport are surprised when I cut the line at the customs and enter the departure lounge without tickets or any inspection together with two other representatives of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM)

18 September 2015

Corporate equality and human dignity

Lately citizens of Ukraine, when buying goods and services, began opting not only for price and quality but other factors as well. Among them is the country of origin of goods, a business owner, production conditions, professional level of employees and so on.

31 August 2015

Free online legal consulting

Do you have any questions? Feel free to consult with the lawyer! So did nearly 1200 residents of Ukraine when using the chatroom of the Legal Space portal. For the last three months the amount of inquiries in the chatroom promptly increases.

10 March 2015

In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

What has happened here? That’s the question I believe we must answer, not only for historical perspective, and not only to punish those who broke the law. We must answer it to gain a deeper understanding of how our society functions in the face of injustice, and to set the tone for a fairer and more equitable future Ukraine.

20 February 2015

Human rights defenders presented a report on crimes during Euromaidan

Crimes against humanity committed during Euromaidan in November 2013 – February 2014 led to at least 114 deaths, including 94 Euromaidan activists, imprisonment for different terms of at least several hundreds of people, physical injuries to over a thousand of activists. The fate of 27 missing persons is still unknown

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