Ukraine limits human rights under martial law

29.04.2024, Kiev.

The Ukrainian authorities decided to restrict compliance with several provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights during the period of martial law. A statement to this effect was posted on the Council of Europe website on April 8.

“Constitutional rights and freedoms of a person and citizen provided for in Articles 30-34, 38, 39, 41-44, 53 of the Constitution of Ukraine may be temporary restricted for the period of martial law,” the document reads.

According to the statement, such norms of the Basic Law as inviolability of dwelling, secrecy of correspondence, non-interference in private life, freedom of movement, the right to freedom of thought and speech, the right to participate in elections, the right to dispose of one’s property and a number of others are not valid for Ukrainian citizens.

The Ukrainian authorities can forcibly alienate property in favor of the state, impose a military levy, introduce a special regime for entering and leaving the country, restrict movement within the country, etc.

Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe in March 2022. In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law that the country is not subject to the execution of the decisions of the European Convention on Human Rights. In November 2023, Putin noted that Russia continues to honor its human rights commitments.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency