Unrepresented Nations submits alternative report on Crimean Tatar

6 July 2013 11:34
HAGUE (QHA) - The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has submitted their alternative report on the situation of the Crimean Tatar nation in Ukraine and the discrimination against the Crimean Tatars to the UN Committee on Human Rights on Friday, July 5, Radio Liberty informed.
As the report’s main topics are religious discrimination, racism, deprivation of lands, state of the language, protection of the cultural and historical heritage of the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine.
This report reads that the Crimean Tatar nation is not represented in the political life, the state does not carry on a dialogue and does not recognize their wishes, their minority rights are violated.
The report contains recommendations for the Ukrainian power, particularly, to restore the collective and individual rights of the Crimean Tatars that were violated by the 1944 Deportation, to increase their political representation, to protect them against discrimination, etc.
So-called the 7th periodic report of Ukraine that concerns the Crimean Tatar people too should be considered during the future 108th session of the UN Committee. The UNPO’s report is submitted just parallel with the Ukraine’s governmental report.
Note: The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), formed on the 11 February 1991 in The Hague, Netherlands, is an international democratic organisation that facilitates the voices of unrepresented and marginalised nations and peoples worldwide. Technically, it is not a non-governmental organisation (NGO) as some of its members are governments or government agencies of unrecognized states. Its members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories. The organization trains groups in how to advocate their causes effectively. Some former members, such as Armenia, East Timor, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia and Palau, have gained full independence and joined the United Nations. (sourse: Wikipedia)