UkraiIne to establish International human rights committee

Lawyers and human rights activists want to create a platform monitoring violations of the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied peninsula.

16 August 2016 16:48

Human rights activists, lawyers and community leaders discuss the issue of establishing in the near future the International Committee on the rights of the Crimean Tatars in the temporarily Russia-occupied Crimea, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov told a press conference "The trials of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. Search for ways to implement the information and political support.

We are discussing with lawyers, including those present here (Nicholay Polozov and Mark Feigin -. Ed.), as well as other community leaders an opportunity to create an international committee that would work over all human rights violations in Crimea.

Chubarov said that the international human rights committee should find support among politicians and human rights international organizations in order to ensure human rights observation and security of the people living on the peninsula.

Mark Feigin said that a mechanism, allowing the international human rights groups to defend the rights of indigenous people of Crimea, should be developed in order to protect the Crimean Tatars from the arbitrariness of the Russian authorities.

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