Eastern Europe

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Albania
Domestic Violence in Albania (1996)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Albania. The report gives a thorough historical background on Albania and examines evidence of domestic violence in that country. The report also analyzes relevant Albanian laws and their implementation and compares these laws to Albania's obligations under international law. This is one part of a series on domestic violence in the Balkans. ISBN: 0-929293 34-7

Press Restrictions in Albania (1995)
Documents and calls for an end to the legislative developments limiting press freedom in Albania, the repression measures taken against some journalists, and the government's apparent attempt to assert economic control over the print media. ISBN: 0-929293 29-0

Trimming the Cats Claws: Politics of Impurity in Albania (1992)
Details an investigation of the protection of human rights in the Albanian legal system in light of the dramatic political changes in the country in 1990 and 1991. ISBN: 0-929293 28-2

Albania: Violations of the Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion (1988)

 

Armenia
Domestic Violence in Armenia (2000)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Armenia. The report analyzes the Armenian legal system, including criminal law, administrative law and family law as well as forensic regulations that relate to domestic violence. The report includes information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence. The report also addresses Armenia's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 45-2
 

Bulgaria
Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Bulgaria (1999)
Documents sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace as human rights violations. The report analyzes the legal system of Bulgaria, including labor and employment laws, as well as the government's enforcement of these laws. The report includes information on trade union and employer responses to sex discrimination and sexual harassment and addresses Bulgaria's obligations under domestic and international law. ISBN: 0-929293 42-8

Domestic Violence in Bulgaria (1996)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Bulgaria. The report analyzes the legal system in Bulgaria, including criminal laws, police response to domestic violence, administrative procedures, and divorce laws. It also addresses Bulgaria's obligations under international law. This report is part of a series on domestic violence in the Balkans. ISBN: 0-929293 33-9


Kosovo
The Minnesota Plan: Recommendations for Preventing Gross Human Rights Violations in Kosovo (1993)
Details the severe repression of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo and sets forth recommendations for the international community to prevent an escalation of conflict and further abuses of human rights in this region of the former Yugoslavia.
 

Macedonia
Domestic Violence in Macedonia (1998)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Macedonia. The report analyzes the legal system of Macedonia, including criminal law and family law as well as forensic regulations that relate to domestic violence. The report includes information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence. The report also addresses Macedonia's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 40-1
 

Moldova
Domestic Violence in Moldova (2012)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Moldova. The report analyzes the legal system of Moldova, including criminal law and family law as well as forensic regulations that relate to domestic violence. The report includes information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence. The report also addresses Moldova's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 46-0

Trafficking of Women: Moldova and Ukraine  (2000)
Documents the trafficking of women for the commercial sex industry as a human rights violation in both Moldova and Ukraine. The report analyzes the mechanisms of trafficking in both countries and the NGO and governmental response to the problem, including information on Moldovan and Ukrainian law. The report also addresses the obligations of the Moldovan and Ukrainian government under international law. ISBN: 00 0-929293 49-5


Poland
Domestic Violence in Poland (2002)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Poland. The report analyzes the response of both the criminal justice system and civil law to the problem of domestic violence. The report includes information about recently-implemented police programs to coordinate the management of domestic violence cases. The report also addresses Poland's obligations under international law, including the criteria for accession into the European Union.

Employment Discriminaton and Sexual Harassment in Poland (2002)
Documents sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment as human rights violations in Poland. The report analyses Poland's existing constitutional protections and the prohibitions on sex discrimination and sexual harassment found in Polish labor and criminal law. The report also addresses Poland's obligations under international and European law, including the criteria for accession into the European Union. ISBN: 0-929293 53-3


Romania
Lifting the Last Curtain: A Report on Domestic Violence in Romania (1995)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Romania. The report analyzes the legal system of Romania, including criminal law and family law as well as forensic regulations that relate to domestic violence. The report includes information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence. The report also addresses Romania's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 26-6

Ioan Ruta - A Case Study of Human Rights in Romania (1988)
Summarizes the MLIHRC's work in the case of Mr. Ioan Constantin Ruta, a Romania citizen presently living in MN, who was detained mysteriously by the Romanian government for four months before being charged with criminal bribery. This report details the conditions of Mr. Ruta's detention, summarizes the events which occurred after his conviction that led to his release and provides an analysis of the legal aspects of Mr. Ruta's arrest, imprisonment, and trial. ISBN: 0-929293 01-0
 

Ukraine
Domestic Violence in Ukraine  (2000)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Ukraine. The report analyzes the Ukrainian legal system, including criminal law and forensic regulations, family law, housing law and draft legislation on domestic violence. The report includes information on the police response to domestic violence and gives an overview of the services that are available to Ukrainian women. The report also addresses Ukraine's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 47-9

Trafficking in Women: Moldova and Ukraine  (2000)
Documents the trafficking of women for the commercial sex industry as a human rights violation in both Moldova and Ukraine. The report analyzes the mechanisms of trafficking in both countries and the NGO and governmental response to the problem, including information on Moldovan and Ukrainian law. The report also addresses the obligations of the Moldovan and Ukrainian government under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 49-5
 

Uzbekistan
Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan (2000)
Documents domestic violence as a human rights violation in Uzbekistan. The report analyzes the Uzbek legal system, including the criminal justice system and family law. The report includes a discussion of the mahallah structure and how it relates to domestic violence as well as information on both the police and NGO response to domestic violence in Uzbekistan. The report also addresses Uzbekistan's obligations under international law. ISBN: 0-929293 48-7