The Hague Tribunal has equated the situation in Crimea to the international armed conflict

The situation on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, equivalent to the international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. This is stated in the annual report of a preliminary investigation prepared by the Prosecutor of the International criminal court in the Hague , Fatou Bensouda, and published on 14 November, said the Agency «Crimean news»(QHA).

The UN plans to vote on the draft resolution on human rights violations in Crimea

«According to sources, the situation on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, equivalent to the international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,» the report says.

«The international armed conflict began no later than February 26, when the Russian Federation has mobilized the personnel of their Armed forces to gain control over parts of Ukraine without the consent of the government of Ukraine», – stated in the document.

«Law of international armed conflict applies after March 18, 2014 to the extent where the situation in Crimea and Sevastopol would be tantamount to a continuing state of occupation,» – said the Prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal.

As noted in the report, establishing that the original intervention and the ensuing occupation, is not required.

In accordance with the regulations of the Rome Statute of the International criminal court, an armed conflict may be international in its essence, provided that one or more countries partially or completely occupied the territory of another state.

The report says about the oppression of Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea occupation authorities: «in the application of Russian legislation in Crimea Crimean Tatars and other residents of Crimea, who are Muslims, are also reportedly subjected to harassment or bullying, including a number of measures such as a ban on entry into the territory [of Crimea], house searches, and restrictions of freedom of speech, of Assembly and of Association».

The court decided to continue the collection of evidence on this issue next year.

8 September 2015, Ukraine filed an application to crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by Russia and the terrorist organizations «DNR»/»LNR», which led to serious consequences and mass murder.

The UN plans to vote on the draft resolution on human rights violations in Crimea

Today, November 15, at about 23:00 on the Kiev time in the third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which focuses on human rights, is scheduled to vote on the draft resolution «Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)», initiated by Ukraine. As reported by the press service of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine, the project aims to protect the constitutional rights of citizens of Ukraine on the territory temporarily occupied Ukrainian Peninsula.

The document condemned the massive human rights violations in the occupied Crimea and calls on Russia as the aggressor state to comply with its obligations under international law. The draft resolution also notes the necessity of releasing the illegally detained Russian citizens of Ukraine and cancellation of the decision to ban the activities of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

The document also calls on Russia to grant international human rights mechanisms, especially the UN mission for monitoring the observance of human rights in Ukraine, unimpeded access to Crimea with the aim of ensuring monitoring of the situation with human rights, as well as apply to the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights to prepare a thematic report on the situation in the occupied Peninsula.

To date, the sponsors of the draft resolution is a 41 member state of the UN. The composition of the Ukrainian delegation, which is now working in new York on the promotion of the draft resolution included the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Cemil, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister of information policy Emine dzhaparova.

As reported, on 9 November, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko to the third Committee of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly had submitted for the consideration of the delegates a draft resolution on human rights violations in the Crimea. Russia is going to vote against the resolution: the representative of Russia Yevgeny Zagainov said that «the project is a one-sided».

«The project completely ignores the unilateral consequences for the inhabitants of the Crimea from the actions of Ukrainian authorities», – said the Russian delegate.

He also States that «the project is biased and prejudiced» and said that his delegation would vote against the draft resolution.




The Hague Tribunal has equated the situation in Crimea to the international armed conflict 15.11.2016

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