The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine monitors, reports publicly and advocates on the human rights situation in Ukraine with the aim of fostering access to justice and bringing perpetrators to account. A special focus is on the east and Crimea.

Every three months the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine publishes reports on the human rights situation in Ukraine. By the end of 2017, 20 quarterly reports were published, as well as two thematic reports: on conflict-related sexual violence and on the human rights situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Thematic report on the situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)

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12 December - Armed hostilities are on the rise again, a UN report warns. The return to increased fighting has resulted in more deaths and new damages to critical water infrastructure storing dangerous chemicals which pose a grave threat to human life and the environment.

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12 September - The report covers the period from 16 May to 15 August 2017. August 2017 bucked the trend of the past three years of the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a decrease in the number of civilian casualties, according to a report by the UN Human Rights Office. The report raises concerns about unlawful detentions, continued killings and enforced disappearances in the conflict zone. It highlights three emblematic cases, two from 2014 and one in 2017, when six individuals in territory controlled by armed groups were killed.

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13 June 2017 - The report covers the period from 16 February to 15 May 2017, during which the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) recorded 36 conflict-related civilian deaths and 157 injuries – a 48 per cent increase on the previous reporting period from 16 November 2016 to 15 February 2017. There were daily ceasefire violations and routine use of small arms and light and heavy weapons in the conflict zone. Such attacks and the resulting damage to critical infrastructure, including schools, hospitals and water facilities, raise serious concerns for the protection of civilians, the report notes. The report warns that, as summer approaches, there is a risk of further escalation in hostilities, as in previous years.

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15 March 2017 - The report covers the period between 16 November 2016 and 15 February 2017, during which the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission recorded 130 conflict-related civilian casualties: 23 deaths and 107 injuries. A sharp escalation of hostilities between 29 January and 3 February 2017 had a devastating impact on all aspects of life for civilians living along the contact line in eastern Ukraine. Fighting caused seven civilian deaths and 46 civilian injuries in only six days (equal to the monthly average in 2016), extensive damage to civilian infrastructure, and deprived tens of thousands of people of life-saving services and basic necessities.

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31 January 2017 - The report on Conflict-related sexual violence covering 14 march 2014 - 31 January 2017 has been released.

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8 December 2016 The report covers the period between 16 August and 15 November 2016 and has documented information, based on in-depth interviews with 176 witnesses and victims, confirming that people living close to the contact line suffer from a serious lack of security due to military engagement near their homes, the threat of mines and unexploded ordnance, and severe and disproportionate restrictions on their freedom of movement.

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15 September 2016 - A new UN report describes the deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine, as a result of escalating hostilities between June and August, and the continued disregard for the protection of civilians by both sides of the conflict.

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3 June 2016 - A new report by the UN Human Rights Office shows that, after two years of conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights, especially for those living near the contact line and in territories controlled by armed groups.

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3 March 2016 - Despite a decrease in the number of civilian casualties in the east of Ukraine over the past few months, a new UN report shows that the conflict is severely impacting on the daily life of civilians, with a growing sense of despair and isolation affecting those living in the conflict zone, especially in the areas controlled by the armed groups.

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9 December 2015

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8 September 2015

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1 June 2015

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3 March 2015

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15 December 2014

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20 November 2014

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8 October 2014

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29 August 2014

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28 July 2014

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18 June 2014

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15 May 2014

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15 April 2014

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