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U.S. State Department noticed several problems with religious freedom in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:14
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The legislation of Ukraine contains contradictory provisions complicating the registration of religious groups. The law requires the passage of a complex dual registration for any religious organization to receive status as a legal entity.
Evangelical Churches asks authority to prevent passing of bills against moral and family values (PHOTO) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 May 2013 13:26
KYIV – The Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine addressed Ukraine’s president, parliament, heads of the parliamentary factions and committees with the request to prevent the approval of legislative amendments in preventing discrimination, which it believes is an encroachment on the institute of family and stipulate special legal protection for the adherents of same-sex relations. 
Delegation of Ukrainian Council of Churches met with European Commissioner Štefan Füle PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:08
BRUSSELS – On March 6, 2013 the delegation of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations met with Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle.
Heads of Ukrainian churches arrived in Brussels for meetings with EU officials PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:10
– On March 6, 2013 a delegation of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) arrived in Brussels to hold high-level meetings with officials of the European Union.
Religious organizations are not to register data bases of their members and workers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:10
– Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Protection of Personal Information" have come into effect.
Work on improvement of religious law begins in Ukraine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 December 2012 17:00
KYIV On 13 December, 2012 the first session of the work team set up to improve religious law was held. The group is to develop amendments to new edition of the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Worship and Religious Organizations”
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.
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.
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.  
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".
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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