In the Crimea it is necessary to carry out systematic independent monitoring of a situation with observance of human rights

25/09/2015 15:25

Such belief was stated during discussion of the report of the OSCE Human Rights Assessment Mission on Crimea which was carried out by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights together with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities which was held within the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE participating States.

Representatives of the OSCE Human Rights Assessment Mission on Crimea noted that the proofs documented in the report and tendencies confirm necessity of systematic independent monitoring by the independent international bodies of a situation with observance of the rights in the Crimea.

"As a result of annexation of the Crimea, change of the power and the current legislation extremely negatively affected possibility of inhabitants of the Crimea to exercise fully the rights and freedoms", – it is told in the report of the OSCE Mission.

Among the sharpest human rights violations in Autonomous Republic of Crimea compulsory obtaining of nationality, restriction of the right for freedom of peaceful assemblies, violation of the rights of national minorities, the rights for education etc. were mentioned.


During expert discussion the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska noted that from the moment of illegal occupation of the peninsula by Office of Ombudsman of Ukraine in close interaction with human rights organizations and, in particular, the Crimean field mission for human rights activists monitoring of observance of human rights in Autonomous Republic of Crimea is carried out.

Within mentioned monitoring the numerous facts of human rights violations which are in detail reflected in the Annual report of the Commissioner were revealed and actually coincide with results of the report of the OSCE Human Rights Assessment Mission on Crimea.


"On the peninsula the atmosphere of fear, intimidation, physical impact and psychological pressure reigns that forces representatives of the Crimean Tatar people to make a tough decision to leave native places and to look for the best destiny on the mainland of Ukraine. A similar situation with the Crimean Tatars is a situation with violation of the rights of ethnic Ukrainians in the territory of Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Cases of disappearances and murders of civic activists who aren't investigated properly by law enforcement bodies are fixed. The Ukrainian schools are closed, representatives of many religious communities are also exposed to continuous oppressions, pressure upon mass media proceeds", – Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska informed.

Commenting on a remark of the representative of the Russian Federation concerning blockade of the Crimea, Ms.Valeriya Lutkovska noted that actions of the Crimean Tatars is not blockade, and a form of realization of the right for a peace protest directed on fight against smuggling which representatives of the occupational power of the Crimea do well out of. "By the way, with occupation of Autonomous Republic of Crimea large-scale offensive began for the rights and freedoms of citizens and, in particular, the right for peaceful assemblies that it is also said in the report of the OSCE" , – Ms. Valeriya Lutkovska emphasized.

After presentation of results of the report participants in detail dwelled on discussion of recommendations to the authorities of the Russian Federation and de facto the authorities of the Crimea, and also the Ukrainian power concerning improvement of a situation with observance of human rights in the Crimea.