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The law On Indigenous Peoples will not work without regulations - Bariiev

16 July 2021

Eskender Bariiev, Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, said in an interview with Public Interactive Television that a number of redulations should be developed for the effective operation of the law On Indigenous Peoples.

“The law will need to be finalized. How? After the law is signed by the President of Ukraine, it will enter into legal force. Then it will be necessary to prescribe regulations that will deal with a number of issues. For example, the Mejlis and Qurultay are the official representative bodies of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. But so far, de facto they are recognized by both foreign diplomatic structures and the official authorities of Ukraine, but de jure they do not exist in public law”,- he explained.

Bariiev stressed that when this changes, the Mejlis will become a subject of public law in Ukraine. According to him, the interaction will already be at a completely different level with the central executive bodies, with local government, etc.