19.12.16 21:55

UNGA adopts resolution on human rights in Crimea. PHOTOS

The resolution on human rights in Russia-annexed Crimea was passed at the session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Dec. 19.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Ukrainian Mission to U.N. on Twitter.
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As reported, on Nov. 15, 2016, the Third Committee of the U.N. General Assembly adopted resolution entitled "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)", initiated by Ukraine. 73 states voted in support of the document, 23 voted against, and 76 abstained. 41 states joined the list of co-sponsors. For the first time in official documents of the U.N., the Russian Federation was recognized as an occupying power and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as a temporarily occupied territory. In addition, the resolution confirmed the territorial integrity of Ukraine and reaffirmed the non-recognition of annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula.

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The document also urges the Russian Federation to grant international human rights mechanisms, in particular the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, unimpeded access to Crimea in order to monitor human rights situation and asks the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a separate thematic report on the situation in the peninsula.

The approved resolution is an important diplomatic, political and legal mechanism by which Ukraine protects the rights of citizens of Ukraine on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea.
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