Ukraine

Register of Damage for Ukraine: A Vital Yet Challenging Step Towards Justice

Register of Damage for Ukraine: A Vital Yet Challenging Step Towards Justice

Ukraine has endured unprecedented levels of destruction and human rights violations since the onset of Russian aggression in 2014. Since the full-scale invasion in February 2022, infrastructure damage is estimated...
Event: Inclusive Recovery in Action: Strategies for a Resilient Ukraine

Event: Inclusive Recovery in Action: Strategies for a Resilient Ukraine

The leaders of the project on “RE: Building Ukraine For All: Inclusive Recovery for a Resilient Ukraine,” (Professor Freya Baetens, Dr. Ievgeniia Kopytsia, and Dr. Daryna Dvornichenko) invite stakeholders and...
RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine

RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine

The Project “RE: BUILDING UKRAINE FOR ALL: Inclusive REcovery, REsilient Ukraine”, led by Professor Freya Baetens, Dr levgeniia Kopytsia & Dr Daryna Dvornichenko, aims to address the multifaceted challenge of...
Balancing Acts: The Intricacies of Enforcing ICC Arrest Warrants Against Heads of State

Balancing Acts: The Intricacies of Enforcing ICC Arrest Warrants Against Heads of State

This year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against the President and the Commissioner for Children’s Rights of Russia for individual responsibility for alleged war crimes, stirring...
75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

This post marks International Human Rights Day on the 10 December, the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I write this from Ukraine, where I...
Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February 2022, they have bombed, defaced, and looted sites of cultural significance to the Ukrainian people. UNESCO recently confirmed that 295 sites have been...
Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Forgotten and Forsaken Victims: The Perpetual Tragedy of Women in Warfare

Amidst persistent tension and growing conflict in the Middle East and in Ukraine, videos of the atrocities faced by women are being widely circulated on social media. These events have...
Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Since the publication of our previous blog post about perspectives on same-sex marriage legalization in Ukraine, an online petition about this issue, submitted to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has received...
The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

After the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops on the 24th February 2022, the status of the Russian language and its use in Ukraine have come under critical attention....
Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Same-Sex Marriage, War in Ukraine, Child Brides & Equal Citizenship: Human Rights Round-Up 2022

Image description: a composite image of two women getting married, a protest against war in Ukraine, and a group of children. Every December, the world celebrates Human Rights Day. This...
Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Image description: the Supreme Court of Ukraine in session The full-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine on February 24 put tremendous strain on the legal system and showed legislative gaps....
Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Image description: The Mariinskyi Palace, the official residence of the President of Ukraine. Despite the war and the challenging economic situation in Ukraine, the gender rights issues are still actual,...

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