Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Ukraine Judith Gough expressed concern over the Supreme Court’s decision to ban the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
I am concerned over the decision by the Supreme Court prohibiting the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars in the illegal annexed Crimea. Russia is obliged to respect human rights, she wrote on Twitter.
Today, Loode Oliver, a member of the Minority Rights Group and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues issued a statement on the prohibition of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. He noted: "... In fact, the decision by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to uphold a ban of a representative institution of an entire people is unprecedented in the 21st century, which has seen many States instead strengthen their commitment to protecting both collective and individual human rights of indigenous peoples."