DND Monitoring Team Report
Monitoring Desk: US based international human right watchdog, “Human Rights Watch” has released a special report “Q&A Ukraine’s Presidential Election, A Human Right Background” about forthcoming Ukraine Presidential Election and indicates that election campaigns of candidates are largely focused on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, corruption, and the pocketbook concerns of Ukrainians.
Reports says that human rights issues have not featured prominently in the campaign, whoever wins will inherit a number of challenges, from protecting the rights of Roma communities to safeguarding those living near the front lines in eastern Ukraine.
It is pertinent to mention that Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization established in 1978 and it claims that it is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups.
Report claims that activists, members of minority groups, and journalists are frequent victims of attacks in Ukraine and also claims that efforts to curb freedom of expression, in particular freedom of the press, have increased in Ukraine.