A Common Statement on the situation of Human Rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and of the unhindered access to its territory by international human rights monitoring mechanisms were signed by forty UN Human Rights Council State-Members and Monitors. The report was presented at the 39th Session of Human Rights Council on 27 September 2018 by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine in Geneva Yuriy Klymenko.
Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Island, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portuguese, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Ukraine once more expressed their deep concern about continuous violations of the Human Rights by the Russian occupying authorities in the territory of the temporarily occupied AR Crimea and Sevastopol city.
In particular States pointed in the Common Statement on:
– deportation and forcible transfers of individuals from the occupied territory;
– transfers of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies;
– tortures and ill-treatment;
– enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests and detentions;
– violations the rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedoms of opinion and expression;
– forced conscriptions;
The abovementioned group of UN Civilized Nations called the Russia to uphold Human Rights in Crimea and respect obligations that apply to an occupying power pursuant to International Humanitarian Law provisions, to pursue the General Assembly resolutions 68/262 on Territorial Integrity of Ukraine , 71/205, and 72/190 on Human Rights Situation in ARC, International Court Order in case “Ukraine vs Russia’ and ensure proper and unimpeded access of international human rights monitoring missions and human rights` non-governmental organizations to Crimea.