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Maps of (un)Freedom
of Assembly in Ukraine
Cities where
local orders
restrict the
constitutional
right to
peaceful
assembl...
199 city councils live
by the laws of USSR
Decree of the
Presidium of
the Supreme
Rada of the
USSR N 9306XI of
28.07.1988
...
Assembly restrictions
Local governments of at least 48 cities restricted the age of
participation in assembly
In 12 cities...
Court restrictions
There were 336 appeals to courts to ban assemblies in 2012
The cities
where local
councils
appealed to
...
Court restrictions and
number of assemblies
The more
restrictions
the less
assemblies
per capita.
In Lutsk the
situation
w...
Number of assemblies
and city population
There were
16392 assembly
in 406 cities of
Ukraine in 2012.
Number of
assemblies ...
Summary
• One third of Ukrainian cities lives by the laws of the
USSR.
• 17% of Ukrainian cities restrict the assemblies b...
Research details
We questioned 567 local councils of Ukraine – all
administrative centers and cities. 492 councils sent us...
Contact Maidan
Volodymyr Khanas, Ternopil, Ukraine
Phone: +380 96 210 4076
Email: khanas.volodymyr@gmail.com
Twitter: @kha...
Contact Maidan
Volodymyr Khanas, Ternopil, Ukraine
Phone: +380 96 210 4076
Email: khanas.volodymyr@gmail.com
Twitter: @kha...
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Maps of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine

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We questioned 567 local councils of Ukraine – all administrative centers and cities. 492 councils sent us replies.

The survey was conducted during the January - March 2013. We requested the data of year 2012 via the recommended mail with requests for information with the same set of questions.

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Maps of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine

  1. 1. Maps of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine Cities where local orders restrict the constitutional right to peaceful assembly 86 of 492 or 17,4% “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  2. 2. 199 city councils live by the laws of USSR Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Rada of the USSR N 9306XI of 28.07.1988 officially justifies the majority of court bans of assemblies in Ukraine. “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  3. 3. Assembly restrictions Local governments of at least 48 cities restricted the age of participation in assembly In 12 cities the banners and slogans require approval by the local government In 10 cities assemblies are acceptable only when organized by at least 3 people In 9 cities the loudspeakers are prohibited In 86 cities there were not a single assembly organized during 2012 In Dzerdzhinsk city the local council requires: “The copy of permit of assembly should be sent to local branch of Security Service and the Police.” (N.B. Ukrainian law does not require permits for assemblies) “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  4. 4. Court restrictions There were 336 appeals to courts to ban assemblies in 2012 The cities where local councils appealed to courts to ban assemblies 65 of 492 Blue markers – cities with court appeals, yellow – without, red – n/a “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  5. 5. Court restrictions and number of assemblies The more restrictions the less assemblies per capita. In Lutsk the situation was amended in mid 2012 “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  6. 6. Number of assemblies and city population There were 16392 assembly in 406 cities of Ukraine in 2012. Number of assemblies per capita is greater in cities with population up to 100.000 “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  7. 7. Summary • One third of Ukrainian cities lives by the laws of the USSR. • 17% of Ukrainian cities restrict the assemblies by local orders contradicting the Constitution of Ukraine and the national laws. • The courts satisfy 85% of appeals of local councils to restrict assemblies. • The police still perceives a peaceful assembly as a threat to the mighty Soviet Union and something, that requires a special permit • The length of advance notification about a peaceful assembly is still not specified as required by the Article 39 of Constitution of Ukraine and the ruling of Constitutional Court of Ukraine. “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  8. 8. Research details We questioned 567 local councils of Ukraine – all administrative centers and cities. 492 councils sent us replies. The survey was conducted during the January - March 2013. We requested the data of year 2012 via the recommended mail with requests for information with the same set of questions. Such a large scale research was conducted for the first time in Ukraine and was made possible thanks to the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. “Maidan Monitoring” Information Center, 2013 http://maidanua.org
  9. 9. Contact Maidan Volodymyr Khanas, Ternopil, Ukraine Phone: +380 96 210 4076 Email: khanas.volodymyr@gmail.com Twitter: @khanasv Natalka Zubar, Kharkiv, Ukraine Phone: +380 50 401 23 83 Email: pani@maidanua.org Skype: nelliza111 Our site in Ukrainian http://maidanua.org Maidan highlights: http://top.maidanua.org http://world.maidanua.org
  10. 10. Contact Maidan Volodymyr Khanas, Ternopil, Ukraine Phone: +380 96 210 4076 Email: khanas.volodymyr@gmail.com Twitter: @khanasv Natalka Zubar, Kharkiv, Ukraine Phone: +380 50 401 23 83 Email: pani@maidanua.org Skype: nelliza111 Our site in Ukrainian http://maidanua.org Maidan highlights: http://top.maidanua.org http://world.maidanua.org

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