CTRC offered recommendations of the EU delegation in Ukraine on improving the human rights situation in Crimea

December 21, 2019

On Thursday, December 19, at the Office of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, a consultation of the EU delegation took place, within the framework of which, Zarema Barieva, manager of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, offered recommendations for the Ukrainian authorities and the EU to resolve the problems caused by the occupation of Crimea and the armed conflict in Donbas.

The event addressed the problems caused by the occupation of Crimea and the armed conflict in Donbas:

– recognition of the status of individuals and documents from temporarily uncontrolled territories;

– the need to harmonize Ukrainian legislation with international law;

– the inability to access the Crimea and parts of Donbas by monitoring missions of the UN and the OSCE;

– the need to include at least 100 Crimean political prisoners illegally detained in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea and Russia in the exchange list;

– strengthening the political, social and economic integration of the internally displaced people;

– the lack of an effective investigation of crimes committed in the occupied territory of Crimea and Donbas.

The representative of the CTRC voiced the following recommendations for Ukraine and the EU:

1. Adopting laws that regulate the status of political prisoners, persecuted, victims of occupation and aggression.

2. Drawing attention to the violation of the collective rights of the Crimean Tatar people.

3. Improving the mechanism for monitoring the implementation of the EU sanctions policy.

4. Introducing a mechanism for applying sanctions against persons involved in the violation of human rights by analogy with the Magnitsky act.

5. Providing political patronage to the political prisoners of Crimea.

The CTRC manager also emphasized the importance of psychological rehabilitation for all victims of repression and aggression committed by the Russian Federation.