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Crimean Process: Observance of Fair Trial Standards in Politically Motivated Cases

Report “Crimean Process: Observance of Fair Trial Standards in Politically Motivated Cases”

The report presents the results of the analysis performed by the team of experts of 9 politically motivated trials in Crimea that took place between 2016 and 2018. The document contains an analysis of compliance with certain fair trial standards, examples based on observation of these trials, as well as conclusions and recommendations for the authorities of Russia and Ukraine and the international community. Working on the report, we used publicly available information, interviews with witnesses, case files, as well as the results of trial monitoring in Crimea conducted by the Crimean Process Initiative Group. One of the report’s objectives was to analyze whether a judicial system created under the conditions of occupation is able to ensure efficient protection of individuals and groups from unlawful politically motivated persecution and from suppression of rights and freedoms in Crimea. This publication will be useful to all interested in the issues of the observance of international human rights standards and the human rights situation in Crimea since 2014.

Representatives of six human rights organizations worked on this report:

■ Sergiy Burov, Educational Human Rights House, Chernihiv

■ Sergiy Zayets, Regional Center for Human Rights, Sevastopol-Kiev

■ Sergey Ostaf, Resource Center for Human Rights (CReDO), Chisinau, Moldova

■ Daria Svyrydova, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

■ Mariya Yasenovskaya, Kharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative”

■ Tetiana Pechonchyk, Human Rights Information Center

Read the full report at the link.

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