KYIV (QHA) -

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed National Human Rights Strategy.

At the suggestion of Mustafa Cemil, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Crimean Tatar people, the document has included the indigenous peoples' issue and approved a number of points to ensure their rights, as well as rights of national minorities.

According to the press service of the Commissioner, the following is expected to be done:

- to establish an effective mechanism to ensure and protect the rights of indigenous peoples and national minorities;

- take steps for comprehensive measures being implemented to meet the needs of Ukrainian citizens and national minorities in the social and other services;

- establish an effective mechanism for the indigenous peoples and national minorities to be able to participate in decision making process rendered by authorities and local government;

- carry out ethnic tolerance policy. To ensure the rights of the Crimean Tatar people the National Human Rights Strategy takes as a basis the Constitution of Ukraine, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Verkhovna Rada decree №4475 of March, 20, 2014, as well as it makes allowances for legislative regulation of the indigenous peoples’ status.

More information about the National Human Rights Strategy is available on the website of the President of Ukraine.

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