The military aggression of the Russian Federation against the sovereign state of Ukraine concerns us all. In addition to the security, social and economic consequences that an armed conflict triggers, we are witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe in large parts of the country, which is rooted in multiple violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.
As the largest Austrian research institute for fundamental and human rights, we would like to inform you about the situation of human rights in Ukraine, but also in Russia, and present and support the work of humanitarian organizations. #WeStandWithUkraine
On this page we therefore provide you with up-to-date information on the war in Ukraine and give national and international (partner) organizations as well as those affected a platform to have their say and be heard.
The human rights and international law statement of our Scientific Director Michael Lysander Fremuth on the war in Ukraine can be found at here. The latest version of the statement is also available in the download section below.
Statement of AHRI
As a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), we strongly support the statement of the global network of academic human rights institutes on the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The whole statement of the AHRI network is available here.
Voices from (partner) organizations
- The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ukrainian Parliament, our former project partner in Ukraine, regularly provides information on current developments on her homepage. The articles are available in English and Ukrainian. The Commissioner is also active on Facebook and reports here in Ukrainian on the current situation. Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights
Ukranian Omdusman on Facebook
- The Ukrainian non-governmental organization "Right to protection" (R2P) reports on Twitter about the current situation in Ukraine and the activities of national and international humanitarian organizations on the ground. Right2Protection on Twitter
- The Austrian non-governmental organization Mimikama focuses on exposing and debunking fake news and has created a liveblog on the war in Ukraine. To the Mimikama-Liveblog
- On the site of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT - Organisation Mondiale Contra la Torture) you can find current reports on the human rights situation in Russia and Ukraine. OMCT Latest News
- On the occasion of the current situation, the European Commission has set up a website where you can find up-to-date information on how the EU is responding to the crisis in Ukraine. This website is also available in Ukrainian. The latest press statements and press releases of the EU Commission are available in several languages. EU solidarity with Ukraine
- The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regularly updates on the latest developments, statements and reports on the "escalation of hostilities in Ukraine" and maintains its own news blog on this issue. OSCE News on Ukraine
- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publishes up-to-date articles on the situation in Ukraine on its website. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regularly reports on the situation of refugees from Ukraine. UNHCHR News Releases
- UNICEF's website reports on the situation in Ukraine and refugees from Ukraine with a special focus on children. UNICEF Ukraine News
- EUROCHILD, the largest network for children's rights in Europe, also takes a special look at the situation of children. EUROCHILD News
Offers of help
- The Diakonie offers a housing agency for displaced persons from Ukraine. On this plattfrom, refugees can search for housing and people who want to help can donate housing. Diakonie housing agency
- SOS Children's Villages takes in refugee children and families in Poland, Romania and Austria. Ukraine: Donations for children & families
- The European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) launched a new Survey of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine in English, Ukrainian and Russian. If you are seeking protection in Europe, you can find more information here.
Latest press releases
- Experte: UNO-Charta erlaubt Waffenlieferungen und Beistand, Salzburger Nachrichten from March 4, 2022, with Michael Lysander Fremuth
- Scharfe Kritik an AKW-Beschuss - Nehammer will Schutzzone, APA-Article on news.at from March 4, 2022, with Michael Lysander Fremuth
- UNO-Charta erlaubt Waffenlieferungen an Ukraine, Vienna.at from March 4, 2022, with Michael Lysander Fremuth
- Gute Flüchtlinge, schlechte Flüchtlinge, Profil Nachrichtenmagazin from March 8, 2022, with Adel-Naim Reyhani
- Im Krieg ist eben doch nicht alles erlaubt, Profil Nachrichtenmagazin from March 12, 2022, with Michael Lysander Fremuth
The print edition of the article from 13 March 2022 is available in the download section below.
- User-Generated Evidence: A Helping Hand for the ICC Investigation into the Situation in Ukraine?, Article on OpinioJuris from 14 March, 2022, by Konstantina Stavrou
- Ukraine-Krieg: Sollte sich die Ukraine ergeben? ORF 'Religion aktuell' with Michael Lysander Fremuth from March 16, 2022
- Ist der Pazifismus gescheitert? ORF 'Praxis - Religion und Gesellschaft' with Michael Lysander Fremuth from March 17, 2022
- Von Staatsinteressen und Flüchtlingsrechten, Guest commentary by Adel-Naim Reyhani, Wiener Zeitung from March 18, 2022
- Ukraine: Dokumentation von Gräueltaten, orf.at-Article with Michael Lysander Fremuth, ORF from April 4, 2022
- Fremuth über Butscha: Putin hat gezeigt, "dass er wusste, was dort geschehen ist", Interview with Michael Lysander Fremuth, PULS24 News from April 29, 2022
Online Lecture by Michael Lysander Fremuth on the international legal assessments of the war against Ukraine, April 21, 2022, from 6pm, online - To the event