UN must clearly see Russia's non-fulfillment of Hague court decision on Mejlis

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian side sent a diplomatic note to Russia concerning this issue in May
11:59, 31 August 2017

United Nations Security Council should hear out the facts of Russia's failure to comply with the decision of the International Court of Justice regarding the resumption of activities of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and access to education in Ukrainian language in the annexed Crimea. This was stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European Integration Olena Zerkal on Wednesday on air of Channel 5.

She reminded that in May the Ukrainian side sent a diplomatic note to the Russian Federation "with requests to inform how they carry out the (UN) court’s order."

"And that's why it was important for us that the UN Security Council also deals with this question and hear the results of fulfillment of court’s order so that this issue was not only Russian-Ukrainian issue. So that the Security Council is also part of the discussion, and that it is obvious that Russia does not fulfill it and why Russia does not fulfill it, " Zerkal said.

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The work in this direction will continue, she said.

As it was reported earlier decision of International Court of Justice in Ukraine-Russia case was made public. UN Court found Ukraine’s evidence on Russia terrorism financing insufficient, but obliged Russia to stop discrimination of Crimean Tatars.

International Court granted Ukraine’s request on temporary measures in terms of the application against Russian Federation within International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Court opted to maintain Crimean Tatars’ right to create its own institutions and demanded Russia to rehabilitate Mejlis activity. Russia also has to provide possibility to use Ukrainian language in the educational system of Crimea.

International court started consideration of Ukraine’s application against Russia on March 6. Ukraine asked the court to take temporary measures against Russian Federation until the actual proceedings in the case start. Ukraine particularly requested the court to oblige Russia to refrain from the actions which may complicate the hearing of the case; provide proper control over its state border to prevent terrorist acts, as well as prevent terrorist groups from receiving money, weapons and other forms of support.

Related: Repressions against Crimean population increase, - Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom

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