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UN Report: Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred in Ukraine need to be urgently countered
April 17, 2014

Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country” according to an U.N. Report released April 15, 2014

The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights looks at the root causes of the protests that have taken place since November 2013, including corruption and widespread economic inequality, as well as the lack of accountability for human rights violations by the security forces and weak rule of law institutions. It also assesses the human rights situation in Crimea, including in the context of the 16 March referendum, and makes recommendations for the way forward.

Full text of the report: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/Ukraine_Report_15April2014.doc

OHCHR Press Release: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx?IsMediaPage=true&LangID=E

Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power UNSC Discussion of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine