Ukraine: A new country or business as usual?

The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to promptly, effectively and impartially investigate allegations of torture or other ill-treatment and to bring the perpetrators to justice has contributed to a culture of impunity. Widespread frustration with the apparent impunity of law enforcement officers was one of the factors that drove members of the public onto the streets to take part in the EuroMaydan demonstrations in Kyiv and other cities. The new government must take decisive measures and establish an independent mechanism to investigate complaints against the police.

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