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Ukraine: Justice Still Needed for Victims of Unlawful Detention in Eastern Ukraine

, Index number: EUR 50/2852/2020

In summer 2016, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch published a joint report, You Don’t Exist, which documented arbitrary, prolonged detention of civilians, and torture and other ill-treatment, by both the Ukrainian authorities and Russia-backed separatists. In many cases, these human rights violations are also crimes under international law. Four years on, the prospect for justice, truth and reparations for victims of such crimes on both sides remains elusive.

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