The mission of the Council of Europe concluded a visit to the Crimea, and is preparing a report

The mission of the Council of Europe on human rights, headed by the Swiss diplomat Gerard Stoudmann, after a 7-day visit to Crimea returned to Strasbourg. It is reported by the European true with reference to the website of the Council of Europe.

«The Secretary-General thorbjørn Jagland today informed the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the delegation met with representatives of all sectors of society in Crimea. Were held more than 50 meetings in several cities, including Simferopol, Yalta, Bakhchisaray and Sevastopol», — stated in the message.

Ambassador Studman was also able to visit the Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygozdetained in Simferopol.

«On the basis of a large volume of information gathered during the visit to Crimea, the Ambassador Studman and his delegation will prepare a comprehensive report of the Secretary-General», — noted in the Council of Europe.

The purpose of the mission was to objectively assess the situation of human rights and the rule of law on the Peninsula and to prepare a report containing recommendations in several key areas.

As reported, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe declared that the organization adheres to the principle of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea, and the arrival to the Peninsula of the special mission does not change this fact.

Note, as Jagland said, he decided to send a delegation to Crimea to assess the situation with human rights on the Peninsula.

Observers of the Council of Europe became the first representatives of international organizations with access to the Crimea for the last year and a half.

The mission of the Council of Europe concluded a visit to the Crimea, and is preparing a report 03.02.2016

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