The third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday supported the resolution "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol" (A/C. 3/72/L. 42), initiated by the Ukrainian delegation. According to the results of the voting, supported a Ukrainian resolution States 71 voted against and 25 abstained 77 delegates.
The Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted an updated draft resolution on human rights in Crimea, writes About this mediaUA with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.
The resolution, in particular, urges Russia to fully and immediately implement the ruling of the International court of 19 April 2017 on provisional measures in the case concerning application of the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (Ukraine against Russia).
Also Russia should take all necessary measures to immediately put an end to violations and abuses of human rights against the residents of the Crimea, and to respect the laws in force in Ukraine, and to cancel the laws imposed in Crimea, the Russian Federation and allowing the forced eviction and confiscation of private property in Crimea in violation of applicable international law.
According to the resolution, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly also condemns the illegal establishment of the Russian Federation laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Crimea and demands that Russia comply with the obligations under international law to respect the laws in force in Crimea before the occupation;
The document also calls on Russia to immediately cancel the decision to declare the Mejlis an extremist organization and ban its activities, and to provide education in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages.
In addition, the resolution stresses the need for the immediate release of Ukrainian citizens who were unlawfully detained and convicted, and those who were transferred or deported through the internationally recognized borders from the Crimea to the Russian Federation.
The third Committee of the UN General Assembly in its resolution urges the Russian Federation to ensure proper and unimpeded access of international missions to monitor the situation of human rights and human rights non-governmental organizations in Crimea, including to all places where person may be deprived of their liberty, recognizing that the international presence in Crimea is of paramount importance to prevent further deterioration of the situation.
Also, the resolution urges the Russian Federation to cancel the decision of banning cultural and religious institutions, human rights organizations, the media, and to restore the rights of persons belonging to ethnic communities in Crimea, in particular Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, including participation in cultural events.
In addition, according to the document, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly requests the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights to prepare before the end of the 72nd session of the second special thematic report on the situation of human rights in the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and to report to the Council on human rights, updated information on this issue at its 37th session.