Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatović has published the report “Crimean Tatars’ struggle for human rights”: https://cutt.ly/t5rlRQt.
- The Crimean Tatars have suffered enough. Generation after generation, they have been exposed, individually and collectively, to a never-ending string of violations of their basic human rights and freedoms. Brutally uprooted and unfairly cast out of their ancestral homeland many times in the course of their long and troubled history, many of them were born, and many perished, in displacement in faraway lands. However, Crimean Tatar people remain an integral part of the broader European community and history.
- The Commissioner is inspired by the singularly strong solidarity and resilience that has been the hallmark of the Crimean Tatar people over the centuries. Together, they have endured formidable challenges to their identity and existence as an ethnic group and as a nation. She wholeheartedly supports their pursuit of redress for the wrongs that have been and continue to be inflicted on them.
- The Commissioner expresses hope that the Crimean Tatar people will, as soon as possible, be able to reclaim its rightful place in the social fabric of Crimea’s multicultural society following decades of experience of forced exile. They should be provided with all necessary support to help them preserve and maintain their unique identity and to enable the long-overdue full realisation of their human rights.
Commissioner for Human Rights “is inspired by the singularly strong solidarity and resilience that has been the hallmark of the Crimean Tatar people over the centuries”