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Recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities within the civil society consultations: “Human Rights situation in Crimea”

Recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities prepared by the experts of the NGO “Regional Centre of Human Rights” upon the invitation of the Political Office of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine within the civil society consultations: “Human Rights situation in Crimea”. 

Recommendation 1

for Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Include representatives of civil society into the work of the Inter-Agency Commission on Issues of Unification of Legal Position of the State Regarding Respond to Attack and Deterrence of Armed Aggression of the Russian Federation and Preparation of Consolidated Claim of Ukraine to the Russian Federation concerning International Responsibility for the Armed Aggression against Ukraine on the permanent basis.

Recommendation 2

for Inter-Agency Commission on Issues of Unification of Legal Position of the State Regarding Respond to Attack and Deterrence of Armed Aggression of the Russian Federation and Preparation of Consolidated Claim of Ukraine to the Russian Federation concerning International Responsibility for the Armed Aggression against Ukraine; Ministry of Justice of Ukraine; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

To develop the claim against the Russian Federation for reimbursement of expenditure of the State and pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage suffered by persons displaced from the territory occupied by the Russian Federation.

Recommendation 3

for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

To raise the issue of responsibility of the Russian Federation for involuntary displacement of civil population from the occupied territory of Ukraine before international bodies.

Recommendation 4

for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

To raise the issue of protection citizens of Ukraine from illegal imposition of Russian citizenship before international bodies like the UN General Assembly, PACE, etc.  (in the context of hybrid aggression and expansion of the Russian Federation).

Recommendation 5

for The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

To develop consistent policy of protection of the State from the illegal imposition onto Ukrainian citizens Russian citizenship as the way of hybrid aggression and expansion of the Russian Federation.

Recommendation 6

for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

To pursue a policy of popularizing through diplomatic channels the problem of the unlawful expulsion and forcible transfer of the population of occupied Crimea by the Russian Federation, as well as highlighting the likely subsequent adverse impact of migration processes in Europe caused by the above actions of the Russian Federation.

Recommendation 7

for Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine

To monitor and document violations of human rights in occupied Crimea by the Russian Federation regarding the facts of forcible transfer of Crimeans from the occupied territory of Crimea.

Recommendation 8

for Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine

To transfer to Kyiv all law enforcement agencies, that work in exile in the context of occupation of Crimea and avoid their transfer to other regions of Ukraine in future.

Recommendation 9

for Ministry of Justice of Ukraine; Verkhovna Rada

To harmonize Ukrainian criminal law with international law, namely: 1) to adopt a draft law on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring the harmonization of criminal legislation with the provisions of international law; 2) to ratify the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Recommendation 10

for Ministry of Justice of Ukraine; Verkhovna Rada

To draft and adopt the Law of Ukraine “On the regulation of legal status of persons regarding whom the criminal law, criminal procedure legislation, criminal-executive legislation of Ukraine has been violated in result of armed aggression, armed conflict, or temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine”, worked out by a related working group under the Justice Ministry.

Full list of recommendations and argumentation can be found here.

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