Ukraine: Human rights violations by law enforcement officials: Amnesty International submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, October-November 2012
In this submission Amnesty International comments on the implementation of recommendations that the government supported during its previous UPR. The organization expresses concern about the role of the Public Prosecutor in maintaining the climate of impunity for crimes of torture by law enforcement officials. Amnesty International also sets out its concerns in relation to the alarmingly high number of cases of torture and ill-treatment in custody by police officers and the authorities’ failure to effectively investigate complaints about such violations. Deaths in custody and impunity for human rights violations continue to be concerns.