On International Roma Day, April 8, an interethnic festive flashmob was held in Kharkiv for the first time. The surprise for holiday guests was a concert with the participation of Roma and Ukrainian artists, as well as performance of the Anthem of Ukraine in Romani and Ukrainian.
On December 3-4, 2016 Kharkiv hosted the regional seminar for the Network members from Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Sumy and Donetsk regions.
On 20-21 October International conference "Strengthening legal capacity of communities" was held in Kharkiv. Participants considered the issues on the merits, approaches, ways and tools to strengthen the legal capacity of communities.
On October 13 in Kharkiv the Chairman of Chuhuiv human rights group, the Deputy of the Chuhuiv City Council, lawyer Roman Likhachev was beaten. The victim explained the attack with the anti-corruption activities, told about the police inaction and threats against his life. Human rights activists responded to the incident.
Seven representatives of Roma NGOs of Kharkiv made the decision on the establishment of the Roma Movement Alliance. Activists started implementing this idea on July 20, during a round table with the participation of city Roma organizations.
The district administrative court of Kyiv obliged the Cabinet of Ministers to develop a procedure for providing the state support to the children of ATO combatants. This was the claim of the judge, ATO participant Oleksandr Mamaluy.
Kharkiv City Council lost the case against the officer – the ATO participant supported by lawyers of Chuhuiv human rights group. The court obliged the municipality to provide the ATO participant who is a non-resident of Kharkiv region with a plot of land.
On December 19 businessmen in Kharkiv gathered for peaceful protest against cancellation of the simplified system of taxation and new Tax Code.
Kharkiv Community Law Center’s lawyers had to deal with an offending case of discrimination and unlawful conduct of local police officers. Lawyers defended Roma people together with representatives of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and journalists.