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33rd session of the UN Council on Human Rights kicks off today
13:33, 13 September 2016
33rd session of the UN Council on Human Rights kicks off today

Among other reports, Ukraine will present a report on the use of mercenaries during hostilities

13:33, 13 September 2016

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The 33th session of the UN Council on Human Rights opened in Geneva (Switzerland) today. Presentations of Ukraine on the use of mercenaries and private army men during hostilities are scheduled in the frameworks of the session.

It is reported that as part of the working group Ukraine will provide a report on the use of mercenaries in the Ukraine and a global study of national laws and regulations relating to private military and security companies on September 15.

An oral report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine shall be presented on September 27.

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Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars said that the 33th session of the UN Council on Human Rights will also discuss the issue of the rights of indigenous peoples living in the territory of Ukraine. He wrote this on his Facebook page.

"A number of issues on human rights subjects, specifically on inadmissibility of unilateral enforcement measures, support for global democratic order, the fight against enforced disappearances are on the agenda. A significant set of issues will be devoted to the rights of indigenous peoples," - writes Dzhemilev.

Related: Poroshenko urges G7 to not recognize legitimacy of State Duma elections in occupied Crimea

It is noted that human rights in Ukraine and Syria will also be discussed.

"Testimonies of nearly 1500 victims, their relatives and witnesses have been gathered since the middle of 2014. The evidence shows that all parties are responsible for violations of international law, human rights and international humanitarian law. These evidences, along with data on the casualties among civilians, show that the civilian population has paid the highest price in the conflict," - says the report.

Related: Powerlessness of “occupational psychiatry” in Crimea: Umerov’s case

The 33rd session of the UN Council on Human Rights will last until September 30, 2016.

As it was reported earlier, the 71st UN General Assembly opens today in New York. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the US President Barack Obama are going to meet on the margins of the UN General Assembly.

Related: Donbas conflict: 35 ceasefire violations reported, - ATO HQ

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