Crimean Tatar Resource Center

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Representative of Mejlis met with the Chairman of the SEFC

On Friday, September 10, the Head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariiev held a working meeting with the Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience Olena Bohdan and the department's lawyers.

7 October 2021

“International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples”(video)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Open Society Foundation held an international expert online discussion on the topic “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples ”. At the event, representatives of the world's indigenous peoples spoke out in support of the Crimean Tatar people and stated the importance of consolidating and using UN mechanisms to realize their rights. Ukrainian experts stressed the need for legal regulation of the status of indigenous peoples in Ukraine.

10 August 2020

The CTRC sent a report to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center submitted a report to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples on the topic “The Right to Land in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.

17 January 2020

President of Ukraine will be presented with a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine

In Kyiv, a working meeting of the leadership of the Representative Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the representatives of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, delegates of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People and public organizations was held. At the meeting, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis Eskender Bariiev said that in the near future the CTRC and the Mejlis will present a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine.

14 January 2020

President of Ukraine will be presented with a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine

In Kyiv, a working meeting of the leadership of the Representative Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the representatives of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, delegates of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People and public organizations was held. At the meeting, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis Eskender Bariiev said that in the near future the CTRC and the Mejlis will present a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine.

14 January 2020

Crimean Tatar Resource Center Calls Ukraine to Join Indigenous Peoples Initiative to the UNSG Climate Summit

On Tuesday, 3 September at noon, in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center held a briefing, where the speakers called Ukrainian government to join officially the indigenous peoples initiative to the UNSG Climate Summit. Speakers explained why it is important for Ukraine to join this initiative and how it relates to the deterioration of ecology in the occupied Crimea.

3 September 2019

The need to adopt the Law on Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine declared by both Ukrainian and foreign experts

On Friday the 9th of August at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center the Crimean Tatar Resource Center and the Estonian Institute of Human Rights held a round table dedicated to the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples in Ukraine and around the world with its problems and prospects. Participants stated the need to adopt the Law on Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine, a national action plan of the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and once more emphasized on the importance of ratifying ILO C169 and amending Section X of the Constitution of Ukraine.

9 August 2019

The 9th of August - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Each year on the 9th of August the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated. It was approved by resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1994. In the world there are about 370 million indigenous people living in 90 countries. They belong to 5,000 various and unique cultures and speak the vast majority of world's languages, the total number of which is approximately 7 000. One of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine are the Crimean Tatars, who are currently being subjected to constant persecution and pressure from the Russian authorities. The team of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center congratulates everyone on the International Day of Indigenous Peoples of the World!

9 August 2019