Top European official: there is no law in militant controlled Ukraine.
July 13, 2015
Last month, the United Nations warned that serious human rights violations continue on a daily bases in eastern Ukraine, including illegal detentions, torture, lack of justice and human trafficking.
There is terrifying violations of the internal laws of Ukraine and human rights on a huge scale on pro-russian militant controlled territory in eastern Ukraine – that was the experience of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks, during a recent visit to the region.
He recalled entering the occupied regions with one goal – to show local pro-russian millitant leaders that they will be held accountable for human rights violations committed in areas under their control.
"I was in Donetsk I tried to signal that similar obligations apply to the people there. They are responsible for what happens there, especially now since Ukraine has derogated from the convention and said that 'We don't control these territories, we cannot guarantee human rights there", said Nils Muiznieks.
“The Ukrainian people have gone through so much violence in their history, and are working to build a truly democratic and inclusive country that embraces its ethnic and religious diversity,” said Winnipeg’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop Lawrence Huculak. “I invite the Canadian population to be generous in helping these frightened people in need of shelter and basic supplies, who, above all, need to regain their dignity and hope in these turbulent times.”