Latest information on the war in Ukraine

Latest information on the war in Ukraine

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.

Our Statement

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

Event notes

  • 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
  • Info-Session of the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) on the Survey of Arriving Migrants from Ukraine May 5, 2022, 2 pm, online – To the event

Suuport for displaced Ukrainian researchers

The institutes of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft support displaced Ukrainian researchers. On the following page of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft you will find information about job openings at the LBG, funding opportunities and general contact points and initiatives. The content is continuously updated.

Support for displaced Ukrainian researchers – Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (