Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission, when amending the Basic Law concerning Crimean Tatar national autonomy, uses the principles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, and President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress Refat Chubarov said. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine agency.
"The Constitutional Commission of Ukraine is currently working and the mechanism for resolving legal issues embedded in the UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples is used in full when preparing changes to the Constitution of Ukraine," Chubarov said during the presentation of the results of the two-year strategy of public diplomacy of the Crimean Tatars on the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Kyiv Wednesday.
As it was reported earlier in May, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that the Constitutional Commission had decided to establish a working group to work out proposals and amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine concerning Crimea. And those are the first steps in the creation of the Crimean Tatar national autonomy in Crimea.
The future national autonomy of the Crimean Tatars in the Crimea will take into account the rights of other nationalities, Poroshenko stressed.