First Deputy Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Darya Svyrydova commented: “Adoption of the National Strategy in the field of human rights is an important step towards further development and improvement of the State policy: the promotion and protection of human rights. As well as an example of coordinated cooperation between the State and civil society.
The Mission participated in development of the document and emphasizes the fact that the document contains important sections from the daily work of our team:
- ensuring and protecting the rights of persons living in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine;
- overcoming the negative consequences of the armed conflict caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, in particular through the implementation of a national model of transitional justice;
- release and recognition of persons deprived of liberty as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
In addition, the recognition of the status of indigenous peoples of Ukraine, as well as to ensure the implementation of initiatives to protect the rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
There is important work ahead to develop an Action Plan for the implementation of the strategy for 2021-2023, which will take place in cooperation with public authorities, non-governmental representatives and experts in the field of human rights protection.
We are grateful to our colleagues from the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine who were responsible for preparing the strategy and in consolidating the efforts of the public and non-governmental sectors for a common goal.