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“International law is ineffective when one party does not abide by the rules,” – Olha Reshetylova, in Oslo
“International law is ineffective when one party does not abide by the rules,” – Olha Reshetylova, in Oslo

Olha Reshetylova, the Head of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, took part in one of the discussion panels at a conference of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee held in Oslo. Together with Lene Wetteland, the Head of Documentation and Accountability Hub of the NHC, they discussed the issue of holding those responsible for war crimes in Russia accountable.

11 April 2024

In search of relatives: the MIHR organized training for POW’s families and missing persons
In search of relatives: the MIHR organized training for POW’s families and missing persons

The Media Initiative for Human Rights held a two-day training for NGOs, community groups of POWs, civilians, and missing persons families, including units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (including the Ukrainian Navy) and the National Guard.

5 April 2024

The UN sheds light on a hierarchy within the system of Russian agencies involved in the torture of Ukrainians: why this is important
The UN sheds light on a hierarchy within the system of Russian agencies involved in the torture of Ukrainians: why this is important

The UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has unveiled a new report revealing significant insights into Russia’s offenses in Ukraine. The findings partly draw on information supplied by MIHR, OMCT, and ZMINA.

18 March 2024

OSCE supports MIHR’s call to launch the Moscow Mechanism on Ukrainian civilian hostages
OSCE supports MIHR’s call to launch the Moscow Mechanism on Ukrainian civilian hostages

The launch of the Moscow Mechanism for civilian Ukrainians persecuted by Russia is, among other things, the result of a year and a half of advocacy work by the Media Initiative for Human Rights and Ukrainian diplomats in the OSCE.

29 February 2024

“When talking about what the Russians have done in Ukraine, we must call a spade a spade” — MEP Petras Auštrevičius at the MIHR`s event in Brussels
“When talking about what the Russians have done in Ukraine, we must call a spade a spade” — MEP Petras Auštrevičius at the MIHR`s event in Brussels

On the eve of the anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Media Initiative for Human Rights held its second special event in the European Parliament dedicated to the issue of releasing civilian hostages. The event was initiated and moderated by Petras Auštrevičius, MEP of the Renew Europe group, a Lithuanian politician working hard to support Ukraine.

21 February 2024

Joint postion of the organizations of “Ukraine. 5AM” Coalition on the tenth anniversary of the beginning  of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine
Joint postion of the organizations of “Ukraine. 5AM” Coalition on the tenth anniversary of the beginning  of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine

For ten years, Ukraine has been in a whirlwind of upheavals, starting with the events of the […]

20 February 2024

Stories of Ukrainians who survived the occupation, abduction, and torture were told in The Hague
Stories of Ukrainians who survived the occupation, abduction, and torture were told in The Hague

At the initiative of the British and Ukrainian embassies in the Netherlands and with the support of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, the Ukraine Witness Testimony Event was held in The Hague, during which witnesses to Russia's war crimes in Ukraine told their stories of abduction and illegal detention.

14 February 2024

For the first time, the UN Security Council publicly discussed the torture of Ukrainian prisoners of war
For the first time, the UN Security Council publicly discussed the torture of Ukrainian prisoners of war

UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo has stated that Russia has grossly violated the rights of Ukrainian prisoners of war. This is a precedent, as the issue of Ukrainian prisoners of war has not been raised at the highest international level before.

26 January 2024

The Media Initiative for Human Rights joined the Council on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Diversity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The Media Initiative for Human Rights joined the Council on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Diversity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Olga Reshetylova, the head of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, took part in the inaugural meeting of the council.

19 December 2023

“The persecution of civilians in the occupied territories is a systematic practice of the Russian Federation, as well as a tool for establishing occupation power,” — Olha Reshetylova
“The persecution of civilians in the occupied territories is a systematic practice of the Russian Federation, as well as a tool for establishing occupation power,” — Olha Reshetylova

This was stated by Olha Reshetylova, Head of the Media Initiative for Human Rights, during her speech at the event within the framework of the 22nd Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute in New York.

14 December 2023

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