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November 2022

Ukrainian troops re-entered the port city of Kherson in southern Ukraine on 11 November, bringing the city with a pre-war population of 300,000 back under Ukrainian control for the first time since February 2022. Kherson is the regional capital of one of the four regions Russia claimed to have been annexed in an illegal and illegitimate referendum in September 2022. Human rights experts are researching reports of widespread torture and arbitrary detention under the eight-month occupation.

October 2022

Trade unions and labor activists are concerned about a planned merger of Ukraine’s benefits and pension funds, arguing the proposed cost-cutting measure will hobble the state’s ability to fund its social obligations. The move is part of a longer trend to remove the state from social provision criticized by domestic and international trade unions. 

September 2022

In the week of 21-27 September, President Vladimir Putin announced illegal and illegitimate annexation referendums in parts of Russian-occupied Ukraine, a “partial” mobilization of Russian military reserves in support of the war on Ukraine, and then oversaw the conduct of sham referendums themselves. The annexation severely infringes on the rights and continued security of the Ukrainian citizens living in the area in question. The mobilization has been marked by haphazard administration and resulted in more than 200,000 Russian men fleeing the country to avoid conscription.

August 2022

On 17 August Ukraine ratified a law exempting firms with under 250 employees, or about 70% of the country’s workforce, from the country’s labour code for the duration of martial law. The law has been criticized by labour unions and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for removing collective bargaining rights and violating the ILO’s social dialogue principle.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
43 814 581
System of government
Semi-Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal (since 2020)
Head of government party
Independent
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Parallel
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
20.30%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2019
Head of state
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
15/11/2017
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
85.79%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
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Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
State Party
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Attributes Over Time

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Representative government neutral Impartial administration
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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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