Civil Liberties Centre (CLC)

What is Civil Liberties Centre? 

Civil Liberties Centre has been actively working to protect people's rights in Ukraine and the OSCE region for 15 years, the laureate of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Centre became the first human rights organization, which in 2014 sent its own mobile teams to document war crimes in Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions. To this day, the Central Security Service continues to do this in all regions where Russian troops commit crimes.

The Centre for Civil Liberties also launched the "Maidan legal barricade" during the Revolution of Dignity - the Euromaidan SOS initiative. The organization united several thousand people and during all three months of the protest defended the participants persecuted by the authorities in various regions of the country.

Another result of the Center's work is the global action Save Oleg Sentsov, which united thousands of people from about 40 countries in demonstrations for the release of the illegally imprisoned Ukrainian director. In the end, Oleg Sentsov was released along with 34 other political prisoners.

The main priority of CLC – is the restoration of justice for all victims of war crimes. In addition to punishing those guilty of atrocities, the Russian Federation should be expelled from the UN Security Council for systematic violations of the charter. Russia has not been punished for previous crimes (in Chechnya, Georgia, Moldova, Syria, Libya, Mali, in other countries), and this pushes it to commit new evil with new forces around the world.

Human rights defenders of the Center for Social Security are convinced that sustainable peace is impossible without justice.