Law on indigenous peoples comes into force in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law grants indigenous peoples extensive cultural, economic, educational and linguistic rights
11:39, 23 July 2021
Law on Indigenous Peoples
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On July 23, the law on indigenous peoples #1616-IX came into force in Ukraine. According to the document, the indigenous people is a local ethnic group shaped on the territory of Ukraine, which bears its own self-sufficient culture and launguage and has its own social, cultural and representative authorities. It considers itself an indigenous people of Ukraine, being an ethnic minority in the country's population and has no government-provided education outside Ukraine.

Crimean Tatars, Karaites and Krymchaks are recognized as these peoples.

Related: Russian law enforcers search house of Crimean Tatars

The law provides for broad cultural, economic, educational and language rights for these peoples. They can create their own education establishments and to be taught in mother language. The indigenous peoples can create their own media and get funded from the state budget.

These peoples also received guarantees of legal protection from all sorts of actions aimed to assimilate or integrate them, and protection against manifestations of racial, ethnic and religious hatred.

Related: 93 Crimean Tatars persecuted in Crimea for political reasons, - Ombudsman


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