Crimean Tatar Resource Center

About us

Crimean Tatar Resource Center is a non-governmental organization established  in 2015 to ensure the collective rights of the Crimean Tatars as the indigenous people and the individual rights of all residents of Crimea in order to achieve sustainable development. We protect the rights of the Crimean Tatar People, draft laws and regulatory acts, support cultural, educational, advocacy and democratic initiatives related to Crimea and the Crimean Tatar people, conduct monitoring  of violations of individual and collective rights in the occupied Crimea, document cases of violations, inform the international community about the situation in the occupied Crimea, ensure  legal, social and humanitarian assistance to political prisoners and their families, submit appeals to the special and universal treaty bodies, conduct international information campaigns and activities aimed at maintaining the  topic of Crimea in the focus, train lawyers and  human rights activists and prepare new public diplomats of the Crimean Tatar people. We believe that all the activities of the CTRC will facilitate the process of de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea.

CTRC’ mission
Ensuring the collective rights of the Crimean Tatar people and the individual rights of all residents
of Crimea for sustainable development:
Implementation of human rights activities;
Drafting of laws and regulatory acts
Support of cultural and educational initiatives;
Monitoring and analysis of components of sustainable development of Crimea;
Implementation of outreach activities.

CTRC's vision
• Crimea is de-occupied, where representatives of different nationalities and religions peacefully
coexist. Indigenous and human rights are protected.
• Crimea is a part of an independent democratic Ukraine with sustainable development.
• The occupied Crimea became an example of resolving frozen conflicts.

CTRC’s values
• Rule of law;
• Human rights;
• Non-violent struggle;
• Sustainability;
• Indigenous rights;

We pay special attention to:
• protection of the rights of indigenous peoples of Crimea and their representatives;
• preserving and developing the national identity of the indigenous peoples of Crimea and national
minorities;
• protection of the Crimean resources as the homeland of indigenous peoples;
• fighting against discrimination.

CTRC’s goals:
• Until the de-occupation:

1. Supporting residents of the occupied Crimea.
2. Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and their identity.
3. Ensuring the non-recognition of the attempted annexation of Crimea and support for the de-
occupation of Crimea at the international level.
4. Ensuring the preparation of the reintegration of Crimea and the Crimean Tatar people after the
de-occupation.
5. Ensuring the protection of the natural, cultural and human resources of Crimea.

• After the de-occupation:
6. Active participation in the reintegration of Crimea and the Crimean Tatar people into Ukraine.