Januaru 10, 2012 year 09:10
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recommends Ukraine to ensure the political, social and economic rights of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. This is stated in the concluding observations of the Committee on the basis of Ukraine's report on compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, made on a Committee session (8 August - 2 September 2011).
Based on a result of the report, the Committee concluded that there is no legal framework of indigenous peoples in Ukraine, which would provide guarantees (rights and freedoms) for indigenous peoples and national minorities contained in Article 11 and 92 of the Constitution of Ukraine (Article 2 (2)).
"The Committee insists that the government should develop a legislative framework to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, ensure their economic, cultural, social development and also examined the question of ratification of the Convention № 169 "On the indigenous peoples and nations, leading tribal life in independent countries "1989" - referred to in the conclusions.
Thus, the committee recommends the member state to ensure the political, social and economic rights of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, especially with regard to restitution of property, including land and compensation for its loss under the Civil Code, or by adopting a social law. In particular, the Committee recommends the member state to provide updated report on human rights in relation to other ethnic groups deported in the past.