CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 4
CHAPTER 1. MONITORING OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
DURING THE REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY ....................................................................... 7
1.1. Violations of the right to life ....................................................................................... 7
1.2. Torture and cruel treatment ........................................................................................ 8
1.3. Violations of the right to medical assistance ............................................................ 10
1.4. Violations of the right to defense .............................................................................. 11
1.5. Violations of children’s’ rights and freedoms.......................................................... 12
1.6. State of response to the acts of Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human
Rights by the prosecution authorities and the MIA ........................................................ 13
CHAPTER 2. MONITORING PLACES OF DETENTION IN THE ZONE OF THE ANTITERRORIST OPERATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE ....................................................... 17
CHAPTER 3. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR THE NATIONAL
PREVENTIVE MECHANISM IN UKRAINE IN 2014....................................................... 25
3.1. Number and typology of places of detention in Ukraine. Dynamics of monitoring visits during
2012-2014 ........................................................................................................................................... 25
3.2. The role of the public in NPM implementation in Ukraine ................................................... 33
3.2. Activities of regional representatives and regional public relations coordinators of the
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights in the field of monitoring places of
detention ............................................................................................................................................ 38

CHAPTER 4. MONITORING PLACES OF DETENTION: FINDINGS, BY MINISTRIES
AND AGENCIES ................................................................................................................... 41
4.1. Results of monitoring of institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine .......... 41

Overview of places of detention subordinate to the Ministry ......................................... 41
Statistics on visits to places of detention of the MIA in 2014 ......................................... 43
Violations and shortcomings identified during monitoring visits to places of detention
under the MIA of Ukraine ............................................................................................... 45
Shortcomings in Ukrainian legislation in relation to prevention of torture and other
forms of ill-treatment........................................................................................................ 96
Implementation of the Commissioner’s recommendations following visits to places of
detention of the MIA of Ukraine ................................................................................... 101
4.2. Results of monitoring of institutions of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine ................... 114
4.3. Results of monitoring of institutions of the State Border Guard Service .................................. 141
4.4. Results of monitoring of institutions of the State Migration Service ........................................ 145
4.5. Results of monitoring of institutions of the Ministry of Defense .............................................. 151
4.6. Results of monitoring of institutions of the State Court Administration of Ukraine................. 156
4.7. Results of monitoring of institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine .... 161
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