14:59 09.08.2018

All sides in Donbas conflict committed grave human rights violations near Ilovaisk in Aug 2014 - UN

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All sides in Donbas conflict committed grave human rights violations near Ilovaisk in Aug 2014 - UN

The facts documented and analyzed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirm that all sides in the conflict committed serious human rights violations near Ilovaisk in Donetsk region in August 2014.

The instances recorded and analyzed by the OHCHR in its report on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the August 2014 events near Ilovaisk indicate that all sides in the conflict committed grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including acts that could even be classified war crimes. The report was made public at a press briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.

It says that the Ukrainian authorities have failed to properly investigate the crimes that took place near Ilovaisk. The OHCHR recommends that the Ukrainian authorities continue the process of ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and introducing amendments to the Ukrainian Penal Code to make it possible to prosecute international crimes at the national level.

Ukraine's law enforcement agencies have been urged to conduct unbiased investigations into all reports of human rights violations.

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