BEIRUT (QHA) -

The University of Notre-Dame Louaize (Beirut, Lebanon Republic), hosted a round table where the problems of violating the rights of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea were discussed. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, the Presidential Commissioner of Ukraine for Crimean Tatar People Affairs Mustafa Dzhemilev informed on the event on Facebook.

The topic of the round table was Human Rights, Late Modernity and Post-Truth Attitudes: Epistemological Reflections on Crimea and Crimean Tatars. . . Four years on (February 2014 - February 2018).

The event was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon with the assistance of the University of Notre Dame.

Mustafa Dzhemilev and Deputy Chairman of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov told the history of the Crimean Tatar people and the occupation of the peninsula during the roundtable.

The participants of the round table were shown a documentary film "Crimea. Resistance".

The event was attended by politicians, scientists, experts and representatives of the diplomatic corps from Ukraine, Lebanon and Turkey, the EU, Poland, as well as the Lebanese media and the Ukrainian community of Lebanon.

QHA reported that Ukraine has begun a three-year membership in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the priority of the Ukrainian delegation will be the protection of human rights throughout the world, including in the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Donbas.

Earlier, the Council of the EU included the issue of human rights violations in the Crimea occupied by Russia and in the east of Ukraine in the document on the priorities of the EU at the UN Human Rights Meetings in 2018. In the European Union, they said that they will continue to support Ukraine and its initiatives to address issues of human rights violations in the Crimea and the ORDLO

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