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President Yanukovych has refused to defend religious freedom in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 December 2012 22:02
KYIV – President Yanukovych has signed the draft law № 10221 on amendments to the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.  In so doing he has ignored calls to veto this amendments from Church leaders, religious organizations and a number of prominent Ukrainian human rights defenders and intellectuals.
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Draft Law # 10221: the end to religious freedom in Ukraine? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:18
In today’s Ukraine when the parliamentary majority can within a matter of 50 seconds vote to restrict citizens’ constitutional rights without any discussion and ignore public opinion, the public urgently needs to act in defence of fundamental human rights, including religious freedom.
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Representatives of denominations have considered problems of legislative support for religious freedom (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 23:36
KYIV – The Secretariat of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations discussed the significance and possible negative consequences of the recent adoption by the Parliament of amendments to the Law of Ukraine on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.  
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Resonance amendments to law of Ukraine on freedom of conscience are directed to President for signature PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 November 2012 09:14
KYIV – The Chairman of the Parliament addressed to the President of Ukraine on November 6, 2012 the draft law № 10221, introduced substantial amendments to the Law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations".
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Ukrainian Parliament refused to cancel illegal decision to adopt draft law № 10221 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:18
KYIV – Ukrainian Parliament has refused to reverse its decision to adopt as a law the draft law № 10221, which was voted on the gross violations of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
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Representatives of denominations are concerned about ambiguous solutions of Ukrainian Government Commission PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:37
KYIVRepresentatives of a number of denominations addressed President Viktor Yanukovych and Vice Prime Minister Raisa Bogatyriova regarding attempts to distort the position of the churches and religious organizations.
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Ukrainian Christian Churches are concerned about inefficiency of dialogue between government and society PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 November 2012 00:22
KYIV – Recently there is a growing lack of attention from the authorities to the proposals and initiatives of public institutions, including churches and religious organizations.
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Ukrainian Christian Churches urge V. Yanukovych to veto amendments to the Law on Freedom of Conscience PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:10
KYIV On behalf of our churches uniting tens of millions of believing citizens of Ukraine, strongly urge the President as the guarantor of the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens to veto the draft law № 10221, adopted by Parliament on October 16, 2012, in part to prevent any change in Law of Ukraine "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations".
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Open Letter from NGOs to President Yanukovych to prevent restriction of religious freedom in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:01
We, representatives of human rights and other public organizations, express our concern over the adoption by Parliament on October, 16 2012 the law intended to make significant changes to the Law of Ukraine "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations" (draft law № 10221), which in the case of coming into force creates considerable obstacles in implementing the constitutional right of citizens to freedom of religion.
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Ukrainian Commission on rights of religious organizations held its first meeting for last three years (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:20
KYIV – The Commission for enforcement of the rights of religious organizations under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine gathered for the first meeting with the current composition of the Government on October 22, 2012.
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President Yanukovych met with Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:30
KYIV – Constant dialogue between the government and the church will help to decide a number of issues that are now rising by religious communities in different regions of Ukraine.
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