UN General Assembly Committee passes draft resolution on human rights in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document first noted the support for the Crimean Platform
11:56, 18 November 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
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The UN General Assembly Committee approved the draft enhanced resolution on a human rights situation in Crimea. This was announced by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on Twitter.

The support of the Crimean Platform was expressed for the first time in the document.

“I welcome the strong draft resolution on human rights in Crimea just passed by UNGA’s 3rd committee. First mention of support to the Crimea Platform, calls on Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners, protect the rights of indigenous Crimean Tatars among key highlights,” he wrote.

Related: Over 230 cases of political persecution recorded in occupied Crimea

Kuleba reported that the resolution would be approved at the session of the UN General Assembly in December.

“Grateful to all states who supported this important draft resolution. Its adoption by the 76th UNGA in December will further consolidate international support of Ukraine on the way to restoring our territorial integrity,” the minister wrote.

On December 16, 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted an updated resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine.” The document was supported by 64 United Nations, 23 countries, headed by the Russian Federation were against, 86 countries refrained.

On October 28, the Ukrainian delegation has submitted draft resolutions on human rights in the Crimea and the militarization of the peninsula and parts of the Black and Azov seas for consideration of the UN General Assembly.

Later, it was reported that the updated resolution of UN General Assembly “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine” will include provisions on Crimean Platform.

Related: Lawyer of Ukrainian political prisoners was illegally arrested in occupied Crimea, - Denisova

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