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Human Rights in Crimea


2.02.2017. UWC urges human rights organizations to act on reports of persecution of human rights lawyers in Crimea

21.12.2016. UWC welcomes the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations on blatant human rights violations in Crimea

 

International Crimes in Crimea: An Assessment of Two and a Half Years of Russian Occupation

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

In late February 2014, armed forces of the Russian Federation supported by proxy paramilitary groups invaded the Crimean Peninsula – sovereign territory of Ukraine – in violation of the prohibition on the use of force enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The invading forces quickly established control and authority over the Crimean Peninsula, expelling Ukraine’s civilian and military authorities. On 16 March 2014, the occupying authorities held what is widely considered to have been an illegal and non-binding referendum on the independence of Crimea and Sevastopol from Ukraine. On 18 March 2014, self-proclaimed representatives of Crimea and Sevastopol signed an agreement with the president of the Russian Federation for the integration of the peninsula into the territory of that country. Most of the international community have refused to recognize the legality of the referendum and subsequent annexation. The territory of the Crimean Peninsula remains under Russian occupation. Read more

Crimea Situation Report



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