24 February 2017
The issues of restrictions which require the Ukrainian people to have a mandatory stamp of residence of registration, so called “propyska”, the level of public authorities and international human rights organizations and think tanks were raised up on February 23 in Kyiv. The debate was initiated by the СEDOS think tank supported by the International Renaissance Foundation’s initiative on think tanks...
23 February 2017
Despite the fact that it has not yet been fully ratified, a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine has been provisionally applied since 1 January 2016. This report is prepared by the SEO Amsterdam Economics, commissioned by the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), aims to assess the impact of this DCFTA on the Dutch economy. It provides an analysis of recent trade...
20 February 2017
On February 16-17, within the Open Government Partnership global initiative representatives of governments and civil society of 10 countries of Eurasia brought together for the first time in Kyiv to discuss transparency and accountability practices and anti-corruption reforms.
15 February 2017
In December 2016, Ukrainian experts prepared a package of comprehensive reports with recommendations for Ukrainian and European parties of Ukraine's progress of reforms, pursuant to obligations under the Association Agreement with the European Union.
15 February 2017
On February 14, in Geneva (Switzerland), for the first time women with HIV, drug abused, sex workers and representatives of the LGBT community (lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people) presented a joint report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the violation of their rights in Ukraine.
10 February 2017
On February 9, the first nonprofit incubator 1991 Open Data Incubator’s team presented five IT services, which could destroy the old corruption schemes in public sector. These services work with tons of open public data to identify and correct deficiencies in the state system making Ukrainian life better.
08 February 2017
Environmental group "Pechenegs" carrying out the project "From analysis to overcome: the creation of a public anti-corruption network" tried to change the situation – they analyzed the implementation of regional programs in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, and also developed a guide for activists who were engaged in solving local problems.
07 February 2017
New police continue the tradition of the former one concentrating their efforts on prosecuting drug users, not drug traffickers.
30 January 2017
Info victory in the "hybrid war" is no less important than the military one. In the third year of war, Ukrainian state with relative success is defending its basic "information area". However, achievements seem to be significantly smaller there where they are most acutely needed. In particular, in the Donbas, where it is essential to promote Ukrainian information product on a temporarily occupied territory and...
20 January 2017
IRF's letter to President and Prime Minister of Ukraine
13 January 2017
From August to December 2016, 15 independent experts conducted the monitoring on the effectiveness of the distribution of 7 million UAH provided by the government to the Ukrainian public organizations for the implementation of state youth policy in Ukraine. The experts visited 59 events organized by 17 NGOs among the winners. Experts also interviewed 1000 participants. This was discussed during a briefing held in...
12 January 2017
On December 29 2016, the Public Coordinating Council on Integration and Roma rights monitoring left for Sheludkivka village in Zmiiv district, Kharkiv region, where the local hostility to Roma caused the calls for their eviction. Human right activists’ conclusion: the situation remains tense and the one that demands attention from both the public and the authorities.
07 January 2017
We do not share the views expressed by Victor Pinchuk in his article ‘Ukraine Must Make Painful Compromises for Peace With Russia’, published in the Wall Street Journal on December 29, 2016
23 December 2016
Dear colleagues, friends, partners!
The International Renaissance Foundation wishes you a very happy New Year. May the year of 2017 bring us all peace, solidarity, inspiration, and new victories. Thank you very much for the great cooperation and partnership.
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...