Ukraine offers legal support for residents in Crimea against rights violations by occupiers

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
13 July 2021, 17:12
Canan Kevser
13 July 2021, 17:12

Residents of Russia-occupied Crimea can get legal assistance in the territory controlled by Ukraine.

Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych said this on the air of Dom TV channel.

Explaining that there are mechanisms for submitting personal complaints, Korynevych said: "Crimeans can turn to Ukrainian lawyers who can handle their cases, in particular, in the European Court of Human Rights."

According to him, Crimean residents can also contact law enforcement if war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed or human rights have been violated.

"The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, namely the Department of War Crimes under the General Prosecutor's Office, is actively working in this direction. This is all documented, recorded, included in the portfolio, and applied both in the framework of Ukrainian national processes and in work with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague," Korynevych explained.