Ukraine: NGOs need EU help
Ukraine is moving to undo a March 2017 law that imposed an excessive burden on anti-corruption activists to publicly report their income and assets. That’s good.
But it will instead require NGOs to prepare extensive, onerous public reports about their funding and financial activities – which is bad.
The European Union, and governments in the G7 club of wealthy nations, should urge Ukraine to drop these proposals for heavy-handed punitive regulations.
These measures were set out in deeply flawed bills, introduced by Ukraine’s presidential administration to parliament in July, requiring organisations to publicise such information as payments made to certain staff, consultants, and …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch