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International Court Of Justice Orders Russia To Allow Crimean Tatar Mejlis Activities, Ensure Availability Of

International Court Of Justice Orders Russia To Allow Crimean Tatar Mejlis Activities, Ensure Availability Of Ukrainian-Language Education In Crimea

The United Nations International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to allow the activities of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and ensure availability of education in the Ukrainian language in the Russia-annexed Crimea.

The court's decision was announced by the court's President Ronnie Abraham, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Thus, the court granted Ukraine's request to impose provisional measures on Russia within the framework of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

According to Abraham, the court is of the opinion that Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians in Crimea appear to remain vulnerable.

"The Court considers that, with regard to the situation in Crimea, the Russian Federation must refrain, pending the final decision in the case, from maintaining or imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatar community to conserve its representative institutions, including the Mejlis. In addition, the Russian Federation must ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language," the court said.

In addition, the court ordered both parties to avoid violations of the Convention on the Prevention of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the United Nations International Court of Justice began hearing Ukraine's case against Russia on March 6.

Ukraine asked the International Court of Justice to impose provisional measures on Russia pending consideration of the case in essence.

In particular, with respect to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Ukraine asked the court to order Russia to refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute under the convention before the Court or make it more difficult to resolve; refrain from any act of racial discrimination against persons, groups of persons, or institutions in the territory under its effective control, including the Crimean peninsula; cease and desist from acts of political and cultural suppression against the Crimean Tatar people, including suspending the decree banning the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and refraining from enforcement of this decree and any similar measures, while this case is pending; take all necessary steps to halt the disappearance of Crimean Tatar individuals and to promptly investigate those disappearances that have already occurred; cease and desist from acts of political and cultural suppression against the ethnic Ukrainian people in Crimea, including suspending restrictions on Ukrainian-language education and respecting ethnic Ukrainian language and educational rights, while this case is pending.

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