About Us

The Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting human rights. Our current mission consists of



Providing educational courses and events

Implementing reforms related to human rights

Monitoring political persecution in Crimea and Donbas


Bringing together leading human rights organisations in Ukraine

Developing public scrutiny of public authorities, law enforcement agents and the judiciary


Projects that we coordinate: 

The Kyiv School of Human Rights and Democracy

is CCL’s free educational platform. We organise regular educational events in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine. The school’s programme includes talks, film screenings, round table discussions and courses. It offers an excellent opportunity to become a volunteer for one of CCL’s projects, find out more about human rights and become active in the field.



OZON – the Public Scrutiny Initiative
This is a voluntary association of active citizens who recognise the importance of monitoring public authorities as well as the key processes that take place at the meeting point between society and the state or the individual and the state, especially during peaceful protests and judicial proceedings. Members of OZON publish conclusions and recommendations based on their observations. Citizen-observers are an independent party; they always remain outside the processes they monitor.


Human Rights Agenda
a coalition of Ukrainian human rights organisations. We came together in order to implement reforms related to human rights. Our experts deal with the development and implementation of reforms to the judicial, penitentiary and law-enforcement systems. In spite of the negative effects of hybrid war, the occupation and difficult social conditions, we continue to put human rights questions on the agenda.





Euromaidan SOS
– a self-organised group of human rights defenders, social activists, lawyers, journalists and concerned people from other fields that was created in response to the illegal actions taken by the state to break up the peaceful protest during the night of the 29th – 30th November 2013 on Kyiv’s Maidan (Independence Square).





The LetMyPeopleGo campaign

was initiated by Euromaidan SOS in order to defend Ukrainian citizens detained for political reasons in Russia and occupied Crimea. The aim of the campaign is to liberate all the people named on the LetMyPeopleGo list and ensure that the fundamental rights of the Kremlin’s hostages are being respected. These include freedom from torture, the right of free access to lawyers and the right to medical assistance, among others.







CCL’s main aims are as follows:

  • Facilitating the implementation of reforms related to human rights.
  • Introducing public monitoring of the actions of law-enforcement agents, the judiciary and local authorities.
  • Documenting cases of political persecution in Crimea and international crimes in Donbas.
  • Educating people in order to promote the cause of human rights.
  • Participating in international solidarity campaigns

CCL is part of the coalition:

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The Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) has created a Hub to support other human rights organisations and initiatives throughout the region.

We share our expertise, exchange contacts and help each other with our ongoing work. The Hub is a place where human rights defenders can hold events for free, attend consultations with colleagues and receive help.

Educational activities organised by the Kyiv School of Human Rights and networking events for human rights defenders are regularly held at the Hub. Please communicate any questions about holding events and consultations here to the following email address: ccl.org.ua@gmail.com

The Kyiv Hub for Human Rights is located at 9G Baseina St (office #25). The space is equipped with tables and chairs for 35 people, a projector and a flipchart.


Statute of the organisation 

Yearly report 2018

Yearly report 2017

Yearly report  2016